Kicks 4 Kidz is helping Indigenous kids in the Pilbara and the Kimberley to grow their passion for football and inspire them to have fun, but also to understand responsibilities and discipline in their developing lives.
Ngarda helps support a healthy and educational school initiative to improve the lives of young Indigenous children in remote communities.
Kicks 4 Kidz is helping Indigenous kids in the Pilbara and the Kimberly to grow their passion for football and inspire them to have fun, but also to understand responsibilities and discipline in their developing lives.
This incentive-based program uses football (and netball), to encourage students to attend school regularly. Through sport, young Indigenous children are keeping active and healthy, provided information about nutrition to combat diabetes, and are educated as to the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Higher school attendance also means numeracy, literacy and communication skills improve, widening their options for after school employment or study.
The program is often delivered by respected sporting role models, such as former Collingwood player, Leon Davis and former Fremantle/Brisbane player Des Headland. These AFL players have travelled to schools to coach the students with drills and clinics for skills for football and netball.
The Kicks 4 Kidz program has formed important alliances with the governing bodies of football (WA Football Commission) and Netball (Netball WA) to achieve these outcomes for Indigenous children.
Kicks 4 Kidz supplies new and pre-owned football boots, football jumpers, hats, drink bottles, shorts, socks, and netball equipment. Donations are collected and transported to schools throughout the year. Collection locations are situated at all WAFL clubs and specific WA netball venues, plus sporting sponsors.
Enquires on how to donate or to have a collection box at your business or sporting club please contact Rod Willet on 0411 550 776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about the program, visit their website
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