Special Needs Football at WPFC
West Pymble Football Club’s Special Needs Program is now in its eleventh season.
The program is specifically for children to adults aged 5 – 21 years with special needs, with the objective of creating a fun environment for everyone to improve their coordination skills and enjoy playing football.
The program runs every Sunday from 10:00 am – 11:20 am at West Pymble Primary School, Apollo Avenue, West Pymble NSW 2073.
As a rough guide, the outline each week is:
The first 15-20 minutes is a fun warm up;
For the next 30 – 40 minutes’ players will be 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 is a match (usually two games – split on age/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 is to get some exercise and for everyone to enjoy themselves (players, parents/carers and siblings).
Come and Try Day!
The season will kick off with a "Come and Try Day" on Sunday 26 March 2017 at West Pymble Primary School, Apollo Avenue, West Pymble from 10:00 am.
Registration are done online and registration information is available if you click here. Or jump right in and click here to register.
For further information, please contact Paul Phelan on 0404 810 038 or e-mail email@example.com
Frequently asked questions ....
West Pymble Football Club delivers this special needs program for children and adults with an intellectual disability. Because of a higher incidence of physical problems associated with our players it is a requirement that participants provide a medical certificate prior to commencing participation. The medical certificate can be downloaded from WPFC Web site and needs to be signed by the player’s doctor.
After registration, all kids will be expected to purchase WPFC shorts and socks. Players will be issued with a West Pymble shirt for the season. Players can play in either soccer boots or joggers. Please note that all payers must wear shin pads at all times and will not be permitted to play without them.
We would like 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 like to volunteer, please contact Paul Phelan (contact details above)