Keeping up with the MiniRoos

#1: June Trip to North Coast

June 25th, 2019

Mid-June saw MiniRoos Development Officer Annelise Rosnell travel around the North Coast Football region delivering a number of MiniRoos Activations.


Coffs City Training Visit

On the Wednesday night, Annelise attended a Coffs City Training Session joining in with the Under 6s and Under 7s teams. Due to the large amount of kids in each age group, the groups are split up into three smaller teams and they play a rotation of games throughout the session. Each game that they played was explained well by the coaches and the kids were engaged and having fun throughout – exactly what you want from a MiniRoos coaching session!

Coffs Coast Tigers

Thursday night was spent at Coffs Coast Tigers at their home field on Polwarth Drive, surrounded by the mountains. There were a number of teams training from Under 6s to U11s. The session gave Annelise the opportunity to engage with and play some games with the Under 6s team and then watch the older 8 to 11 year olds games at the end. Overall, it was a very inclusive and fun experience at Coffs Coast Tigers!

Grafton City FC

Saturday morning saw Annelise bring the ALDI inflatable target, some prizes and some fruit for the kids to Rushforth Park, Grafton. There were Under 8s, 9s, 10s and 11s playing at Rushforth Park that morning and plenty of cheers coming from friends and family on the sideline. The target was a hit with the kids (and the adults) and saw many going home with an inflatable soccer ball or a drink bottle thanks to Newcastle Permanent.

Kick-Off for Girls – Coffs Harbour

Monday night meant Kick-Off time! NNSWF have been facilitating a number of MiniRoos Kick-Off sites in celebration of our Matildas in France. The Kick-Off Programs are game-based introductory programs focused on fun and learning. Coffs Harbour’s McLean Street Oval was the place to be with 14 young girls coming along to learn some new football skills. The coaches were engaging and had a fun presence in the session fostering the learning of the participants and ensuring they were all engaged and having a great time. The session ended with the girls coming together and cheering “1, 2, 3 GO MATILDAS!”

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