Sport

Child can get skills for life at Mini Roos

YOU are never too young to develop the values of teamwork, fair play and respect for others, according to North Bankstown Soccer Club (NBSC) President Catherine Kearns, with the club hosting six ‘Mini Roos’ afternoons starting from this Sunday at Graf Park in Yagoona.

Ideal for those aged four to 11 who have never had any soccer experience, Mini Roos comprises weekly sessions from 3-5pm in which professional coaches help young participants build skills though games and simple drills delivered in an engaging and inclusive environment.
“Every player gets plenty of time on the ball and the prime aim of each session is for children to build fundamental motor skills,” Kearns said.
“Each child receives a MiniRoos Participant Pack when they register – which includes a bag, ball, sticker sheet and an activity book.”
An opportunity to make new friends and socialise, Mini Roos will also help develop your child’s ability to make quick decisions and improve reaction time.
This Sunday will include a welcome barbecue for families and fun inflatable equipment for younger ones to enjoy.
Limited spaces available: Register at playfootball.com.au/miniroos-kickoff-finder; enter your postcode and go to North Bankstown Soccer Club.
One of the oldest clubs in Bankstown, NBSC was formed in 1953 and by the 1960s, fielded more than 30 teams in the Bankstown United Association of Soccer Clubs (BUSAC) competition.
The committee is reviewing the fee structure and how best to provide discounts for returning players on their registration fees in 2022.
“Our aim is to make soccer effectively free for all juniors and heavily discounted for senior teams,” Kearns said.
For more info, visit northbankstownsoccer.com.au.