Making pitch to youngsters
CURTIN University Football Club (CUFC) is offering local kids a chance to play the sport for free.
In Term 4, the club is making soccer more accessible to those in the community.
As part of the initiative, CUFC will hold informal matches every Tuesday and Thursday for kids aged between nine and 14.
They will be held at Raphael Park and CUFC vice-president Payam Golestani said all players needed to bring along were their boots and shin pads.
“There are so many talented players in our community that for one reason or another miss out on club football during the season and sometimes costs can be the deciding,’’ he said.
“We want them to know money should not be a barrier for kids to develop their talent; if they enjoy playing football, we want them to have that opportunity.”
Mr Golestani said sport had a profound impact on a child’s health and wellbeing and gave them an opportunity to put the computer games away and get out of the house.
All interested can get down to Raphael Park every Tuesday and Thursday at 5.30pm.
CUFC players and vice president Payam Golestani.