Colleges United, based in the outer-west Brisbane suburb of Mount Crosby, are launching a six-week AIA Vitality MiniRoos for Girls program starting Monday, 9 May.
Open to ages 5-12, the program is an extension of AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-Off and gives young girls the chance to build confidence and learn the basic skills of the game together.
Each session will run from 6.00pm-7.00pm across a period of six consecutive weeks.
Sarah Willington, Football Queensland’s Women’s & Inclusive Football Development Officer, says the program is an important part of creating a welcoming environment for newcomers.
“Colleges United have a strong vision to increase girls’ participation and this a good step forward,” Willington said.
“A lot of the girls love to play football with other girls as they find it a more relaxed and less pressured environment where they can express themselves.”
Fellow Brisbane club Toowoong FC previously held a similar six-week program in January and Willington is looking forward to more appearing in the future.
“The plan is to get as many productive girls-only programs happening to increase the awareness of girls playing football,” she said.
“We want to give them the opportunity to love and play the game and continue building the female side of the sport.”
For more details about registering for Colleges United’s program, contact Jenine Mortell on 0409 565 345.