Star­kick Dock­ers’ ‘friend’

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Cool­binia Bombers Ju­nior Football Club’s all abil­i­ties Star­kick pro­gram has been se­lected as a friend of the Fre­man­tle Dock­ers Foun­da­tion for 2016.

The Foun­da­tion hosted the Cool­binia Star­kick play­ers and their fam­i­lies at their Fam­ily Fun Day at Mar­ket Square, next to Su­bi­aco Oval, on March 12 be­fore the NAB Chal­lenge match against Gee­long.

Star­kick is de­signed for spe­cial needs chil­dren who may not be able to take part in a main­stream football team.

“Star­kick is a place to make new friends and de­velop new skills at a pace that suits each child,” Star­kick co-or­di­na­tor Rob Geersen said.

Last year, Cool­binia Bombers JFC had 47 reg­is­tered Star­kick play­ers.

Cool­binia JFC pres­i­dent Tom Parker said the club had “whole­heart­edly” em­braced the Star­kick con­cept. “We are proud to pro­vide for all chil­dren that want to have a go,” he said.

“Be­ing able to make friends and learn new skills whilst play­ing sport each week­end is some­thing many of us take for granted. Now with Star­kick that op­por­tu­nity ex­ists for all kids and their fam­i­lies.

“With the amaz­ing sup­port of the Fre­man­tle Dock­ers Foun­da­tion we now hope to pro­mote the Star­kick pro­gram to other ju­nior football clubs around WA, and ul­ti­mately Aus­tralia.”

Mem­bers of the Cool­binia Bombers Ju­nior FC Star­kick team.

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