Earlier this month, the Weston-Molonglo run Aldi Miniroos Kick-Off program wrapped up for the year of 2017. A hugely successful program around Australia for introducing youngsters to Football, Weston-Molonglo’s was the first of its kind in the ACT, and club Registrar Lisa Garner said that the program was a great success so far.
“We have a very excited group of young players that turn up on a Sunday,” Garner said.
“Some come to show me what they’ve been practising, some have new boots and they all talk about playing the backyard or at school.
“The program runs for an hour and many are genuinely disappointed when it’s over, and there are lots of laughs and high levels of involvement.
The program began at Weston Molonglo when Capital Football approached the club, with it set to be a first for the ACT and with Weston-Molonglo’s ALDI MiniRoos numbers continually on the rise.
The club made the decision to run it as a post-season program, and it is now something that the club will consider organising as a pre-season program to cater for both new and returning players.
Garner said that the program was a great opportunity for the club, and had seen strong involvement from many people within Weston-Molonglo.
“We are a proud community based club run by volunteers and this was a great opportunity to continue to keep football front and centre after the winter season.
“We have four senior coaches rotating through activities each week and other coaches who are ready and willing to join in too, and we’re really excited to be the leader in the ACT for the ALDI Mini Roos Kick Off program.”
“I’d highly recommend other clubs consider the Kick Off program, especially for young players who need an introduction to football or to gain confidence, learn new skills and have fun.
Giving players a framework of activities to develop skills is important to their playing development and running a pre-season program offers a player anywhere between 6-10 hours of specialised games and activities, while meeting new friends and listening to game leaders and coaches.”
If you or your club are interested in conducting an ALDI Miniroos Kick Off program or just want some more information, contact Capital Football’s Game Development Manager Ashleigh Sykes.