ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off has arrived at Balmain & District Football Club – one of Australia’s biggest football clubs.
Balmain DFC will run ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off programs this summer in a first for the 47 year-old club.
They are running Mixed and For Girls programs and have already seen a huge uptake in the number of boys and girls signing up to the FFA’s introductory program.
Club registrar Paul Avery said: “The FFA has put a lot of time and thought into the ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off program and coaching materials.
“Our Club has a long history of junior development and we felt the ALDI MiniRoos program was a good fit for our players and our Club’s football philosophy.
“We are part of the local community, so it’s important for us to offer children access to football all year round.
“It needs to be fun, it needs to be inclusive and it needs to be good value for money. ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off ticks all those boxes."
He added: “The FFA have made setting up the ALDI MiniRoos program and registration very easy.
“They’ve also provided lots of really good images for us to use on our own website and social media platforms to promote the programs.”
The ability to run a program that offers specific sessions for girls was another pull for Balmain DFC.
It fits in with the Three Year Plan instigated by the club in 2016 that made one of its core objectives offering “year-round opportunities for anyone to participate in football and have fun - regardless of age, ability, or background”.
Avery added: “For a club our size to operate successfully, we needed a strategy, with clear objectives and initiatives.
“One of our Success Measures is to see club-wide female player participation grow to 30% by 2019. The ALDI MiniRoos For Girls program is a great way for our club to attract more girls to football, and offer them a supportive environment in which to develop their skills and their love of the game.”
CLICK HERE to sign up to Balmain DFC or your local club's ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off Program.