Sporting Schools wants our next generation of students getting out and playing sport on a daily basis. To make this idea a reality, we need to act now and help our children appropriate sport into their daily lives, just like
millions of other Australians who have made sport their daily habit. Sporting Schools aims to nurture the sporting life of young people in their primary school years by developing the relationships between schools and local sports clubs.
In partnership with more than 30 national sporting organisations, the Australian Sports Commission has the resources available to help sporting clubs, coaches and teachers run these activities and get children active, engaged and having fun before, during and after school. The AFL’s Greater Western Sydney Giants team have coaches that conduct these activities through fun programs, visiting towns and communities across the state to encourage more children to get involved in sports.
Forbes North recently hosted one of these events, showcasing the great work these young coaches are involved in. “Schools can register as a sporting school, apply for funding and nominate sports programs they wish to run at their school each term, meaning they can subsidise costs and essentially run programs for free” says Carmen Amor from the GWS Giants. “It’s a great opportunity for students who perhaps wouldn’t normally participate in sport outside of school. It’s also a great chance to learn skills and have a go at various kinds of sports.”
“It’s an amazing initiative.”