Starkick Takes Off

A great come and try morning for our Starkick(Formerly Footychamps).Some new faces and excited kids ready to have a kick.Well done to all involved.Special mention to Junior President Stephen McGee.
Our Starkick program will be starting on Friday 28th April.So spread the word.
Starkick is a sports program supporting children with disability in playing Australian football.

Starkick aims to cater for all disabilities, and runs with the simple mantra –

“IF YOU WANT TO PLAY,  WE WILL FIND A WAY”

Benefits to children

  • Children engage in games and activities geared towards their own abilities
  • Inclusion and equality – A sense of belonging and being part of a wider team and club
  • Children learn the basics of teamwork
  • Children are provided with the necessary support and when required have access to 1 on 1 assistance.
  • Children learn the basic principles and importance of physical activity
  • Through specially arranged team activities, children learn important social skills, including cooperation and respect for others
  • Contact with older children and adults provides valuable role model experiences
  • Generally, children benefit from greater levels of confidence and self-awareness and improved health, fitness and overall well-being
  • Physical activity develops motor and social skills and intellectual capacities.
  • Physically active children are more attentive, have a more efficient memory, enhanced creativity and better learning, and problem solving and attitude capabilities
  • Starkick aims to help children develop to their full potential but never forgetting the overall goal of having fun.

Benefits to parents

  • Opportunities for safe, quality family time that results in family bonding
  • A sense of belonging and community involvement
  • The opportunity to engage with children and other families
  • Greater social contact and interaction

Benefits to the community

  • A stronger social fabric and improved community health
  • Creating a framework for enhanced inclusion and acceptance for everyone
  • An opportunity to reach out to all members of the community for inclusion within a Club based environment
  • Enhanced family and non-family support networks
  • Create awareness in the wider community for both children and adults
  • Community structure serves as positive models for other community programs that rely on volunteer support