Mak­ing pitch to young­sters

Canning Gazette - - SPORT -

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.

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