1. It’s great for their health & fitness
Taking part in football, like any sport, is great to keep kids active. It will probably also tucker them out by then end of the day which means you might get to pick the Saturday night movie.
2. There’s a $100 rebate on offer!
Commencing 31 January 2018, the NSW Government will allocate $207 million over four years to establish Active Kids. Active Kids is a program to help NSW families meet the cost of getting their kids into sport and active fitness and recreation activities. More information available here…
3. Football builds self confidence & character
Team sport gives children the opportunity to express themselves, and encourages verbal interaction with teammates to achieve a common goal.
4. Develops your child’s friendships (and your own!)
Football teams are made up of children from everywhere – different schools, suburbs, and cultures – it’s the world game, loved by families everywhere. Whilst on the sidelines is a good way to have a chat with like-minded parents over a coffee from the club canteen.
5. Helps them learn respect & fair play
Kids will have to take instructions from their coach at training and during the match. Hand shakes at the end of the game encourages respect.
6. Seek advice and knowledge from all around you
You will always be learning in football. Use those around you to further grow your knowledge of the game.
7. They’ll be less stressed
Playing sport has been proven to reduce stress levels.
8. Increases energy levels, reduces fatigue
Children who are more active will have increased attention spans and energy levels.
9. It builds skills
Football can increase coordination through ball control, improve reflexes and enhances cognitive functioning.
10. Football teaches life lessons
In a safe environment, young footballers will learn from failure. They’ll also be taught about both winning and losing.
11. They’ll have fun
There’s nothing more pleasing than seeing a smile on your child’s face, and these are everywhere on football fields around Australia!
Registrations for MiniRoos (children aged 4-11) and players of all ages are open from January 3rd. Find a club and register now!