Its been all systems go as Albury United and Albury Hotspurs all abilities programs have been a huge success in its debut year.
Football NSW’s Game Development Officer – Community Charlotte Ercil recently paid Lambert Park in Albury a visit where she oversaw the programs in full flight, an initiative that has provided opportunities for players with a disability to play football in an inclusive environment.
Supported by the Albury-Wodonga Football Association, both programs are prospering well with a healthy participation intake in its opening year.
“Albury United Soccer club is promoting full social inclusion for people with disabilities through all abilities soccer,” said head coach Chelsea Sterling.
“Albury United is a local club taking action and supporting all members of our community to have access to a fun, fitness, team sport and social inclusion.
“It creates confidence, extended social engagement, health and fitness.”
Albury Hotspurs Club President Brad Howard was appreciative of the support Football NSW initiated in promoting its programs.
“It was fantastic to have Charlotte there to launch our Albury Hotspurs All Abilities team.
“There was a terrific turnout and all competitors had loads of fun.
“The club is looking forward to the future”
Albury Wodonga Football Association’s Karen Milne boosted her delight with how well the program has been received within the local community.
“Albury Wodonga Football Association (AWFA) would like to thank Charlotte from Football NSW for visiting our regional border town and attending a Football4all All Abilities game as well as our junior Representative Presentation night.
“It was fantastic to have the opportunity to discuss with her our current programs, and our plans moving forward to expand Football4all Abilities program.
“It has been fantastic that we have all united with a common goal to create opportunities that enable everyone to participate in our great game.
“AWFA are fully committed to working with all of our clubs to grow the program and we will be showcasing our teams on our Cup Final on Sunday 15th September, where all teams will be playing.
“A Fantastic way to finish our first season of Football 4 All Abilities.”