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 is 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


WHERE CAN YOU JOIN IN NNSW?

Can’t see a hub near you? Let us know where you are so we can keep you posted about nearby locations HERE.

 

Bolwarra

Day: TBC
Start Date: TBC
End Date: TBC
 Time: TBC
Venue: Bolwarra Sporting Complex
Run by: Bolwarra Lorn JSC

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!

Coonabarrabran

Day: TBC
Start Date: TBC
End Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: No.3 Oval, Coonabarrabran
Run by: Coonabarabran Galaxy FC

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!

Forster

Day: Tuesday
Start Date: TBC
End Date: TBC
Time: 6pm – 6:45pm
Venue: Boronia Park, Water St, Forster NSW, 2428
Run by: Great Lakes United FC

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!

Garden Suburb

Day: Mondays
Start Date: TBC
End Date:
TBC
Time:
6.30pm-7:15pm
Venue: Lance York Oval, Garden Suburb
Run By: Garden Suburb FC

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!


Dora Creek

Day: TBC
Start Date: TBC
End Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: Douglas St Oval, Douglas St, Dora Creek NSW, 2264
Run by: Southern Lakes United FC

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!

Weston

Day: Monday
Start Date: TBC
End Date: TBC
Time: 5:15pm
Venue: Varty Park, Swanson St, Weston NSW, 2326
Run by:Weston JFC

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!

Wallsend

Day: Tuesdays
Start Date: TBC
End Date: TBC
Time: 6:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Federal Park, Wallsend
Run by: Fletcher FC

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!

Junction Hill

Day:TBC
Start Date: TBC
End Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: Barnier Park – Terry West Athletics Field, 304 Back Ln, Junction Hill NSW, 2460
Run by: Westlawn Tigers FC

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!


Singleton

Day: Mondays
Start Date: TBC
End Date: TBC
Time: 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Venue: Alroy Oval, Singleton
Run by: Northern NSW Football

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!

Newcastle City

Day: Saturdays
Start Date: TBC
End Date: TBC
Time: 8:00am – 8:45am
Venue: Empire Park
Run by: Northern NSW Football

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!

Speers Point

Day: Wednesdays
Start Date: TBC
End Date: TBC
Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Run by: Northern NSW Football

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!

Inverell

Day: Tuesdays
Start Date: TBC
End Date: TBC
Time: 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Venue: Inverell Sporting Complex
Run by: Northern NSW Football

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!


Walcha

Day: Tuesdays
Start Date: TBC
End Date: TBC
Time: 6pm – 6:45pm
Venue: John Oxley Playing Fields, 296 Darjeeling Rd, Walcha NSW, 2354
Run by: Northern NSW Football

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!

Yamba

Day: Tuesdays
Start Date: TBC
End Date: TBC
Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Venue: TBC
Run by: Northern NSW Football

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!

Edgeworth

Day: Wednesdays
Start Date: TBC
End Date: TBC
Time: 9:30am – 10:15am
Venue: Edgeworth Junior Soccer Club, Park St, Edgeworth NSW, 2285
Run by: Northern NSW Football

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!

Medowie

Day: Monday
Start Date: TBC
End Date: TBC
Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Yulong Oval, 4 Kirrang Dr, Medowie NSW, 2318
Run by: Northern NSW Football

Interested to join us in this area? Join our mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop when we can resume!


SPEERS POINT SOCIAL LEAGUE

Due to the growing demand from our Kick-On participants to play more small sided games, you can know register to play Football FIVE5 Kick-On for Women Social Leagues at Speers Point. It’s the same fun atmosphere, especially for women and you can still register as an individual. Two weeknights available. Click here for more information.

Mondays

Day: Monday
Start Date: TBC
End Date:
TBC
Time
: 6:10pm-7:00pm
Cost: $90
Venue: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Run by: Northern NSW Football

REGISTER HERE

Thursdays

Day: Thursday
Start Date: TBC
End Date:
TBC
Time
: 6:10pm-7:00pm
Cost: $90
Venue: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Run by: Northern NSW Football

REGISTER HERE


COME TRY DAYS

Thanks to everyone who came out and tried Kick-On for Women during FFW in June 2021. We look forward to having you join us at your local hub this term.

Click HERE to view the FFW Video that some of our participants are a part of.


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 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
Are you a 'Beginner' or 'Intermediate' level participant?

Some clubs/hubs may ask you to identify if you are a “Beginner” or Intermediate” when registering. This is simply to aid our facilitators 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 (NNSWF delivered hub locations only);
  • Source and organise appropriately qualified Coordinators & Facilitators (NNSWF delivered hubs only);
  • Deliver Coordinator & Facilitator Induction Training and ensure requirements have been met;
  • Management of registration system on www.playfootball.com.au (NNSWF delivered hubs only);
  • Manage the operational aspects of the program, including ordering/supplying equipment;
  • Adhere to state-based Child Protection Legislation;
  • Work with the local Hub and Club Coordinators to manage all program enquiries, and
  • Liaise with and support clubs delivering sanctioned activities.
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 (friendship, energising, connection, wellbeing, fun, 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-judgmental 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 or for further enquiries, please contact Michelle Forbes.



 

 


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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