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Special Needs Football

Since 2006, West Pymble Football Club has had a dedicated Special Needs program, specifically created for children thru adults (aged 5 years to adult) with special needs. The objective is to provide a fun environment for everyone to learn the game, and/or improve their coordination skills, whilst having fun playing football.

The program runs every Sunday from 10:00 AM to 11:20 AM at West Pymble Primary School (Apollo Avenue, West Pymble). 

As a rough guide, the outline each week is:

  • First 15-20 minutes is a fun warm up;​

  • Next 30–40 minutes’ sees players split into small groups and will do 2-3 different training games/activities covering a range of different soccer skills and abilities;​

  • The final 20-30 minutes is match time, where usually two games are played based on age and ability. Players can have a chaperone on the field to encourage them, however, our aim is for all players to be playing independently.

Players of all standards are encouraged to attend and participate to the best of their ability. The key requirement for everyone to have as much fun as possible and also get some exercise at the same time.

For further information on the program, please contact Paul Phelan via 0404 810 038 or



Medical Requirements

West Pymble Football Club delivers this special needs program for children and adults with an intellectual disability. Due to a higher incidence of physical problems associated with our players, it is a requirement that participants provide a medical certificate prior to commencing participation.


Soccer Kit

After registration, all players will be need to purchase club shorts and socks. Players will be issued/loaned a club shirt for the season which must be returned to the coordinator after the final game of the season. Players can play using either soccer boots or sneakers. Please note that players must wear shin pads at all times and will not be permitted to play without them.


We would like, and certainly encourage as many people as possible to volunteer to help run the special needs program.  Several soccer coaching courses are also offered to volunteers. If you are keen to assist, please contact Paul Phelan via 0404 810 038 or

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