NWSWF PINK All abilities team news
The NWSWF PINK Koalas all abilities team received a grant from The Epping Club, who provided funding through their club grants scheme for the 2018 season. The funds from the grant enabled PINK players and the volunteer coaches to receive a new Umbro kit. The Ravens U10s Black team were the first opposition to play against the PINK team wearing their new gear.
As part of the PINK program the team play modified games each Sunday against U10 and U11s NWSWF teams on Morrison 1. An important aspect of the game is for the PINK and NWSWF teams to warm up together prior to the game. This enables the players to get to know each other and promotes social interaction and a good spirited game for all players.
The NWSWF teams have been highly supportive of the program and the games are a valuable experience for all players.
Ravens Black U10s coach Gerard Mutimer stated that the Raven’s team has been together for 4 years and their team motto has always been, “the number one goal of soccer is to have fun. I think the girls embrace this, we don’t win all the time, but they all really enjoy playing as a team, and I think that’s why they enjoyed the experience of playing the Pink Team.”
A foundation PINK player, Emily wrote a thank you letter to Umbro in appreciation of the new football playing strip as well as tracksuit pants and rain jackets.
The PINK team are training to play in the 10th Anniversary of the FNSW Football4All Gala Day on 1 July at Valentine Sports Park.
NWSWF would like to thank all the PINK coaches for doing an exceptional job at creating a supportive environment for participants, and also their families. The PINK program is dedicated to the inclusion of all individuals and we are very proud of the girls and the program.
For further information about the NWSWF PINK program or the NWSWF Schools All Abilities Football Ready program, please contact Kim Schaefer or Denise Robinson