New Kick-On for Women Program launches in the North Coast

September 23rd, 2019

In a State first, Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) has launched its Kick-On for Women Program; a modified football program to encourage women to get fit through a more social and accessible format of football.

From 21 October 2019, Kick-On for Women will span across 22 locations throughout metropolitan, regional and remote New South Wales and has been made possible thanks to a $162,000 grant provided through the Federal Government’s Move It Aus Program.

Within the North Coast there will be two (2) locations including Coffs Harbour and Junction Hill.

NNSWF CEO David Eland said the program was born from feedback from mums, sisters and girlfriends in football who were interested in the sport, however not able to overcome the barriers of self-confidence and time commitments.

“By creating safe, comfortable and welcoming environments, women wanting to learn the basic skills of the game can do so in a supportive, judgement-free and social space.”

To date, a pilot of the program in the Newcastle suburb of Garden Suburb has attracted 31 new participants and achieved a 68% retention rate.

Leann Bartley a participant in the pilot program said, that she is shy and found it difficult to enter large groups

“I was nervous walking into my first Kick-On session, I could kick a ball but didn’t know anyone else there.

“By the end of the first session, I had made new friends, had a great time and had picked up some further football skills,” said Ms Bartley.

Eland continued, Kick-On for Women is aimed for females over the age of 16 who are currently not active or have had a period away from organised physical activity and highlighted that the program, is deliberately aligned to Sport Australia’s Find Your 30 campaign.

“The 45-minute sessions are often run on Monday evenings, to help women kick-start their week.

“They also run over an eight-week term, the shorter format designed to entice women who are time poor due to family and work commitments to participate in the program.

Women’s football has never been more popular throughout the region, with NNSWF reporting yet another 5% increase in female participation across the region in the 2019 traditional football season.

To find out more and to join Kick-On for Women centre, please visit the Kick-on For Women Page.

Related Topics:

More NewsMore >

More News

Wet weather fails to dampen inaugural Community State Youth Championships
The inaugural Northern NSW Football Community State Youth Championships wrapped… [more]
North Coast Football sides have tough weekend
NORTH Coast Football sides have had a tough trip to Lake Macquarie as they… [more]
Boambee Eagles flying high in Women’s Over 30s
THE Boambee Eagles Women’s Over 30s have been one of the standout teams of… [more]

Around The Clubs

Boambee Eagles flying high in Women’s Over 30s
THE Boambee Eagles Women’s Over 30s have been one of the standout teams of… [more]
NNSWF Local Champion Awards announced for June
Northern NSW Football is delighted to announce the recipients of its Local… [more]
Rushforth Park hosts first games of the season
RUSHFORTH Park has hosted its first competitive games of the season as Westlawn… [more]

Sponsors