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!


Kick-On for Women is an introductory football program 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!


CHOOSE YOUR PLAYING OPTION

Kick-On for Women Program

22 Hubs Programs across Northern NSW

Registrations Open Soon!

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
– 22 HUBS NORTHERN NSW WIDE

Who’s It For?
– FEMALE 16 YEARS & OVER
– NON-ACTIVE OR LESS ACTIVE & TIME-POOR FEMALES
– FEMALES WHO ARE NEW TO FOOTBALL, TEAM SPORT
– FEMALES SEEKING SOCIAL FITNESS ENVIRONMENT

Cost
– $50 PER PARTICIPANT, PER TERM (8 WEEK PROGRAM) (Reduced to $50 thanks to a Sport Aus Grant. Program normally $80)

Calendar
– RECOMMENCING IN TERM 4 2020
– HUB SPECIFIC DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED

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*NEW* Football FIVE5 Kick-On for Women League

This league is located in Lake Macquarie!

Registrations Open NowCLICK HERE!

The League
– SMALL SIDED GAMES
– 4x 10-MINUTE QUARTERS
– WEEKLY FOR 6 WEEKS
– FEMALE GAME LEADERS
– NO TEAM REQUIRED
– LOCATED AT LAKE MACQUARIE REGIONAL FOOTBALL FACILITY

Who’s It For?
– FEMALES 16 YEARS & OVER
– KICK-ON FOR WOMEN PARTICIPANTS
– FEMALES WHO WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY SMALL SIDED FOOTBALL
– FEMALES WHO WANT TO RECONNECT WITH FOOTBALL
– FEMALES SEEKING SOCIAL FITNESS ENVIRONMENT

Cost
– $70 PER PARTICIPANT (6 WEEK LEAGUE)

Calendar
– MONDAY NIGHTS
– COMMENCING 17 AUGUST 2020
– FIRST GAME KICK OFF 6:15PM


KICK-ON FOR WOMEN PROGRAM HUBS

We’d love to keep you up to date about future programs in your region! If you’re new and interested, please join our mailing list or find us on Facebook, to keep updated.
See below for our proposed hub locations/days for Term 4 2020 (October 2020 – December 2020) - we’ll confirm these details as soon as we can!

Speers Point

Day: Wednesdays
Time/s: 5:30pm- 6.15pm & 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here

Mayfield

Day: Mondays
Time: 6.30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Stevenson Park
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here

Swansea

Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Chapman Oval
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here


Wallsend

Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Field No.1 Wallsend Park, Cowper St
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here

Taree

Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Omaru Park, Muldoon St
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here

Dora Creek

Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Douglas St Oval
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here

Kempsey

Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Eden St Playing Fields
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here


Port Macquarie

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Dixie Park, Aston St
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here

Moree

Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Moree Services Club
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here

Junction Hill (Grafton)

Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Barnier Park – Terry West Athletics Field
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here

Ballina

Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Saunders Oval
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here


Tamworth

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Tamworth Rugby Park
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here

Armidale

Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Rologas Sporting Fields
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here

Inverell

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Inverell Sporting Complex
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here

Narrabri

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Gately Field
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here


Gunnedah

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Gunnedah & District Soccer Fields, 49-75 Finch St
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here

Coonabarabran

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: No.3 Oval, Chappell Ave
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here

Tenambit

Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Beryl Humble Sport Complex
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here

Lismore

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Lismore Thistles Soccer Fields, 191 Military Rd, Lismore
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here


 

Nambucca Heads (Coffs Harbour)

Day: Mondays
Time: 6:15pm-7:00pm
Venue: Coronation Park, Short Street, Nambucca Heads
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here

Wee Waa

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 5:30pm-6:15pm
Venue: Dangar Park, Wee Waa
Cost: $50

Register Your Interest Here


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
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. Each Facilitator will be responsible for a group of 10 participants and will remain with that group for the duration of the program.

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.



Football FIVE5 Kick-On for Women League

Taking advantage of the small-sided fields at Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, Speers Point, we are creating a league of our own – short games with plenty of drink breaks, female game leaders & like-minded women. It's a little bit different to our program, as it’s just 40 minutes of small 5-aside games. Yes, of course, It’s still in our supportive and fun environment.

If your ready to step it up a notch from the Kick-On for Women Program or just not feeling like you’re fit enough for the fast pace of regular football, come and join us for some small sided fun.

No team entry required, register as an individual!

A bit worried as you don’t know the rules?
That’s okay, our game leaders will be there to teach you.

Please note - This is a female only league for beginner and intermediate level participants.


SPEERS POINT

Day: Mondays
Time/s: First game Kick-Off 6.15pm
Start Date: 17 August 2020
Venue:
 Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Cost: $70
Register Here


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 anytime

Goalkeepers may not pick the ball up if it has been passed to them from a team mate

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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