Football West News
The close friends knew little about football but it did not deter them from throwing themselves into the game and setting up the first program of its kind in the Wheatbelt town 175km north of Perth.
“Without the help from Football West we wouldn’t have been able to start something like this,” Douglas said. “We didn’t know what size balls, what size goals we needed or anything about soccer.
“But we got everything we needed to run the program and the response has been fantastic.”
The Moora MiniRoos Kick Off Program, which was started because local children were interested in the sport, now caters for 33 players in the 4-6 and 7-9 age categories.
“Having the program under the AIA Vitality MiniRoos banner has helped with the insurance and registration for the program,” Douglas said.
“The Moora Shire have also been a great help in allowing us to use the recreation centre and we’re also grateful to St Joseph’s Moora Primary for the use of their oval every week, free of charge.”
AIA Vitality MiniRoos Development Officer Chris Adams, who assisted Douglas and Steer with the logistics of setting up the program, travelled to Moora for the launch recently.
He also conducted a grassroots coaching course so the mums were prepared for their MiniRoos sessions.
“It’s absolutely fantastic to see a group of mums, who didn’t know anything about the game, get in touch with us to set up a program,” Adams said.
“MiniRoos is about giving kids an opportunity to have fun in the sport. From what I saw in Moora, the parents are also enjoying their MiniRoos experience.”
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