Kick-On for Women

Get outside and discover the basics of football (soccer) in a supportive and inclusive environment designed for women who just want to get out, get active and have fun!

No football or sport experience required!


An introductory football program, Kick-On for Women is designed specifically for women to fit into their busy lives whilst juggling their commitments of family, work and friends.

The idea was born from the demand for mothers, sisters and female spectators wanting to be involved in the sport, however desired a format that welcomed their inexperience, less active lifestyle and limited time availability.

With a commitment of just 45-minutes a week, after general office hours, the program has a strong focus on fun, inclusion and friendship, is run by accredited facilitators and provides participants the opportunity to spend time focusing on their own fitness and well-being in a judgement-free environment.

Kick-On for Women aims to encourage women to become active, energised and connected.

Keen to register? Check out the programs, locations and registration links below!


THE PROGRAM

45-MINUTE SESSIONS
WEEKLY FOR 8 WEEKS
DELIVERED BY ACCREDITED FACILITATORS
25-MINUTES OF FUN SKILL-BASED GAMES & 20 MINUTES OF SMALL-SIDED GAMES

Who’s It For?

WOMEN WHO ARE:
AGED 16 YEARS & OVER
NON-ACTIVE OR LESS ACTIVE & TIME-POOR
WHO ARE NEW TO FOOTBALL or TEAM SPORT
SEEKING A SOCIAL FITNESS ENVIRONMENT

Cost
– $50 PER PARTICIPANT, TERM 1 2021 thanks to SportAus!


WHERE CAN YOU JOIN IN NNSW?

Registrations for Term 1 2021 are opening over coming weeks, select your location to see whether they’re open.

 To keep up to date about future programs in your region, join our mailing list below or find us on Facebook.

Speers Point

Day: Wednesdays
Start Date: 10/02/21
End Date: 31/03/21
Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Cost: $50

REGISTER NOW

Wee Waa

Day: Mondays
Start Date: 08/02/21
End Date: 29/03/21
Time: 6:00pm-6:45pm
Venue: Dangar Park, Wee Waa
Cost: $50

REGISTER NOW

Garden Suburb

Day: Mondays
Start Date: 08/02/21
End Date:
29/03/21
Time:
6.30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Lance York Oval – 31 Myall Road, Garden Suburb
Cost: $50

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Swansea

Day: Mondays
Start Date: 19/10/20
End Date: 7/12/20
Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Chapman Oval
Cost: $50

TERM 1, 2021 COMING SOON


Fletcher

Day: Tuesdays
Start Date: 09/02/21
End Date:
30/03/21
Time
: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Kurraka Oval, Kurraka Dr, Fletcher NSW
Cost: $50

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Nabiac

Day: Tuesdays
Start Date: 20/10/20
End Date: 8/12/20
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Aub Ferris Sports Complex, Showground Ln, Nabiac, NSW
Cost: $50

TERM 1, 2021 COMING SOON

Dora Creek

Day: Mondays
Start Date: 08/02/21
End Date: 29/03/21
Time:
6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Douglas St Oval
Cost: $50

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Kempsey

Day: Mondays
Start Date: 19/10/20
End Date:
7/12/20
Time
: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Eden St Playing Fields
Cost: $50

TERM 1, 2021 COMING SOON


Jesmond

Day: Mondays
Start Date: 08/02/21
End Date: 29/03/21
Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Venue: To be confirmed
Cost: $50

TERM 1, 2021 COMING SOON

Moree

Day: Mondays
Start Date: 19/10/20
End Date: 7/12/20
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Moree Services Club
Cost: $50

TERM 1, 2021 COMING SOON

South Grafton

Day: Mondays
Start Date: 08/02/21
End Date: 29/03/21
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Rushforth Park, Field 3A, 5 Skinner St, South Grafton
Cost: $50

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Ballina

Day: Mondays
Start Date: 08/02/21
End Date:
29/03/21
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Saunders Oval
Cost: $50

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Tamworth

Day: Tuesdays
Start Date: 20/10/20
End Date: 8/12/20
Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Viaduct Park, Peel Street, Tamworth
Cost: $50

TERM 1, 2021 COMING SOON

Armidale

Day: Mondays
Start Date: 08/02/21
End Date: 29/03/21
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Rologas Sporting Fields
Cost: $50

REGISTER NOW

Inverell

Day: Tuesdays
Start Date: 09/02/21
End Date:
30/03/21
Time
: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Inverell Sporting Complex
Cost: $50

REGISTER HERE

Narrabri

Day: Tuesdays
Start Date: 09/02/21
End Date: 30/03/21
Time: 6:15pm-7:00pm
Venue: Gately Field
Cost: $50

REGISTER NOW


Port Macquarie

Day: Tuesdays
Start Date: 09/02/21
End Date: 30/03/21
Time: 6:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Dixie Park Soccer Fields
Cost: $50

REGISTER NOW

Coonabarabran

Day: Tuesdays
Start Date: 20/10/20
End Date: 8/12/20
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: No.3 Oval, Chappell Ave
Cost: $50

TERM 1, 2021 COMING SOON

Metford

Day: Mondays
Start Date: 19/10/20
End Date: 7/12/20
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Metford Recreational Oval, 81 Schanck Drive, Metford
Cost: $50

TERM 1, 2021 COMING SOON

Lismore

Day: Wednesdays
Start Date: 21/10/20
End Date:
9/12/20
Time
: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Lismore Thistles Soccer Fields, 191 Military Rd, Lismore
Cost: $50

TERM 1, 2021 COMING SOON


Nambucca Heads (Coffs Harbour)

Day: Mondays
Start Date: 19/10/20
End Date: 7/12/20
Time: 6:15pm-7:00pm
Venue: Coronation Park, Short Street, Nambucca Heads
Cost: $50

TERM 1, 2021 COMING SOON

Newcastle City

Day: Saturdays
Start Date: 24/10/20
End Date: 12/12/20
Time: 8.15am-9:00am
Venue: Empire Park, Kilgour Ave, Bar Beach
Cost: $50

TERM 1, 2021 COMING SOON

 


PROGRAM INSIGHT

What is Kick-On for Women

Kick-On for Women is an introductory football (soccer) program offering a more social and accessible version of football specifically modified for inactive women over the age of 16.

It is low-impact, football-based program providing physical and mental health benefits, social connectedness, alongside promotion of the benefits of engaging in team sport.

The program provides 45-minute sessions focusing on fun, football and friendship.

The participants discover  and learn the basic competencies in a relaxed, non-competitive setting.

Benefits of Kick-on for Women
  • Physical & mental health benefits;
  • Non-competitive activities to improve confidence and self-esteem;
  • Experience and learn the football basics

Check out the Kick-on for Women FAQs section or for further enquiries, please contact Michelle Forbes.

 

What to wear/bring
  • Participants can wear either joggers/sandshoes or football boots
  • Participants must wear shin pads
  • Participants are encouraged to wear clothing that is comfortable
  • Participants can wear tights, shorts, trackpants etc.
  • Drink bottle
Why do I need to choose between 'Beginner' and 'Intermediate'

This is simply to aid our facilitators and coordinators to cater for participants at their hub and ensure you have the best experience. There is no hard and fast rules about which registration option you choose.  We also suggest you share your expectations with your hub facilitator/coordinator throughout the program.

When making your selection consider the following:

> Beginner -Non-footballer/low level of fitness/social aspect/easy going
> Intermediate – May have previously played football/mod-high level of fitness/seeking higher intensity activity/considering other football formats

Northern NSW Football Management

Northern NSW Football is responsible for the overall management and operation of the program, including:

  • Source and organise facility;
  • Source and organise appropriately qualified Coordinators & Facilitators;
  • Ensure Coordinator & Facilitator training requirements have been completed;
  • Management of registration system on PlayFootball.com.au;
  • Manage the operational aspects of the program, including ordering equipment;
  • Establish a wet weather plan;
  • Adhere to state-based Child Protection Legislation;
  • Work with the local Hub Coordinator to manage all program inquiries
Hub Coordinator

Each Kick-On for Women hub has as a dedicated Hub Coordinator. These Hub Coordinators are the point of contact for participants and are there to ensure all sessions are delivered in a fun, friendly and safe manner.

It is the responsibility of the Coordinator to set the tone and attitude from the program. They understand the barriers for women in sport and the demands of family/work life; they are flexible, encouraging and engaging; they are a great communicator; have a good sense of humour; and have a heart from people.

We recommend moving away from a “traditional coach” as the environment being created is fun and social, with less focus on technical play.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Creating an environment that is consistent with core principles of Kick-On for Women (Connection/Energised/Unity/Strength/Belonging/Encouraging/Football)
  • Demonstrate clear communication and positive engagement with participants and facilitators
  • Manage Facilitators and participants
  • Deliver an effective session as outlined in the session plan provided by NNSWF
  • Ensure instructions are clear and appropriate education of exercises/skills/games provided
  • Engage participants in the session’s activities
  • Implement (Federation’s) wet weather and heat plan for hub;
  • Complete Safety Check/Report safety issues/incidents/accidents
  • Set up/pack down of venue & program/Unlock & lock amenities/Manage equipment
  • Provide attendance reports & session feedback
  • Promote completion of evaluations and feedback surveys by participants
  • Engage with major Stakeholders including Schools, Member Zones, Member Clubs, local councils and women’s services as necessary Hub Coordinators are all accredited.
Facilitator (Coach)

Our Facilitators are responsible for delivering fun football based sessions to enable women to get active.

Their key areas of responsibility are:

  • Responsible for up to 16 participants (For small hubs, the Coordinator will be the Facilitator)
  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to session/ prepared for session
  • Ensure a positive and safe environment for participants
  • Deliver an effective session as outlined in the session plan provided by NNSWF
  • Ensure instructions are clear and appropriate education of exercises/skills/games provided
  • Encourage open communication between participants, facilitators and coordinator
  • Engage participants in the session’s activities
  • Develop an environment that is supportive, non-judgemental and encouraging
  • Assist coordinator with pack down

If you’re interested in becoming a Hub Coordinator or Facilitator at one of the multiple locations across Northern NSW, contact mforbes@northernnswfootball.com.au

Kick-on for Women Session Plan

Each week the Coordinator and Facilitators will run their sessions based on the Kick-On for Women Program Manual provided by Northern NSW Football. The session plans have been developed to ensure the participant gets the most benefit out of every session, enabling them to gain confidence while learning new skills and having fun!

It should be noted that Kick-On for Women program is an introductory program and as such, is not “results driven”. The program is based on a fun game, like practices, to encourage participation and enjoyment of getting active through football.

FAQs

Check out the Kick-on for Women FAQs section or for further enquiries, please contact Michelle Forbes.

 




What to Bring/Wear?

Participants are encouraged to wear black or dark coloured shirt to assist with organising teams on the evening

Participants can wear either joggers/sandshoes or football boots

Participants must wear shin pads

Participants are encouraged to wear clothing that is comfortable

Participants can wear tights, shorts, trackpants, etc.

Bring a Drink Bottle

Game Leaders

Our female game leaders will:
Develop an environment that is supportive, non-judgmental and encouraging.
Referee the games in accordance with Football FIVE5 rules.
Offer information about the rules and the game when necessary.


Game Rules

All teams must take the field with five players

4x 10 minute quarters at the discretion of the game leader (May be amended to 2x 20 minutes)

Unlimited interchange will be allowed for all matches

Kick offs will be taken from half way

No slide tackles

No offside

No throw ins

No corners

If the ball hits any part of the net behind the goalkeeper off a shot, keeper save or deflection, the ball automatically goes to the goalkeeper for a restart. An indirect free kick shall be awarded at the referees discretion should a player kick the ball into their own back net.

Goalkeepers can pass the ball out with their feet or throw it out with their hands

Goalkeepers cannot come outside of their goal circle at any time. Note: Rule changeable at the discretion of the Game Leader

Goalkeepers may not pick the ball up if it has been passed to them from a team mate. Note: Rule changeable at the discretion of the Game Leader

Goalkeepers cannot kick the ball out of their hands

Goalkeepers must release the ball within 6 seconds

If a team kicks the ball out of the pitch, the match will be a restart with the goalkeeper of the opposing team

All free kicks are indirect

No pushing or grinding into the rebound boards

Serious foul play will be punishable by yellow and red cards

In the event of a penalty being awarded all penalty takers can only take one step before striking the ball

Northern NSW Football reserves the right to make amendments to the match rules at any time.

Weather Policies & Venue Information

All Weather Policy
1. Football FIVE5 is an all-weather facility; all games are on in all weather conditions.
2. Football FIVE5 will monitor for lightning as per Northern NSW Football’s Lightning Policy.

In the event of lightning in the 1st half of a game, the game will be delayed for 30mins, should lightning not clear within 30 mins the match will be abandoned.

In the event of lightning during the 2nd half of a game, the game will be called off. No game called off in the 2nd Half will be re-scheduled.

General
• There is to be no drinking of alcohol anywhere on Football FIVE5 grounds except for in the licensed café and alfresco area. No alcohol can be brought into or removed from the facility.
• Alcohol should not be consumed before playing your match.
• NO smoking anywhere within Football FIVE5 as per Government regulations.
• No outside food is to be brought into Sidelines Café.


 


For more information about the Kick-On for Women program, please contact

Michelle Forbes at kickonforwomen@northernnswfootball.com.au or 4941 7200


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