Council supports new sports program for children with disabilities

Published on 6 August 2018

Lindfield Football Club is spearheading a new way to encourage young children with a disability to become involved in team sport, thanks to a $2500 grant from Ku-ring-gai Council.

The Football4All program started off earlier this year, coordinated by specially trained volunteers at Lindfield Football Club.

Football4All is a program for children with a disability aged 5 to 12 years, using short, fun game-based activities to introduce the sport of football in an inclusive way. The program also has the underlying goal of learning new skills, hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills. 

The Council is supporting Football4All through a $2500 grant from its 2018 round of community grant funding.

The program runs for the next six weeks every Saturday morning from 9am to 9.45am at Lindfield Football Club 74A Highfield Road Lindfield until 22 September. The cost is $30 per child for the six-week program and full details are available on the Lindfield Football Club Facebook page.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the program was a supportive way to introduce young children with a disability to team sport and socialise with others their own age.

“Our Council is committed to inclusiveness in our community and we were one of the first Councils in NSW to commit to a Disability Inclusion Action Plan, which is now mandated for all councils.”

“We are grateful to Lindfield Football Club for also showing their commitment to encouraging every child to enjoy team sport.”

 

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams, Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au