Club program to encourage all ages to kick into top health

March 16, 2015 by  

Soccer enthusiasts in North Lakes, Queensland, have banded together to encourage adults and children of all abilities to take the opportunity to keep fit and healthy by playing football.

The club, which has been operating for the past 10 years, has introduced the Inclusive Football Program, which has gained the support of the Brisbane Paralympic Football Program (BPFP).

A recent winner of the St George Bank Sports Award, the BPFP program was initially launched in 2006 and has since assisted hundreds of people to play football as a part of their healthy and active living initiatives.

The BPFP’s head coach and program founder Jay Larkins, who was a 2014 Australian of the Year finalist in Queensland, has been involved in sport for many years, including a stint working on community programs with the Brisbane Roar Football Club.

Jay was also a Pride of Australia Medal finalist in 2013, and the same year was crowned Australia Day Sports Award winner.

By introducing the Inclusive Football Program at Mustangs Soccer Club, organisers are hoping to expand on the BPFP’s work and give locals a chance to take part and be inspired.

Those participating in the Inclusive Football Program train at Woodside Oval, located on the corner of Gardenia Parade and Discovery Drive, North Lakes, from 2pm to 3pm every second Saturday.

Flyer printing has been popular in the past for alerting the community to major club events, including the annual Gala Day.