Northern NSW Football buoyed by number of women registering for Kick-On for Women program from October 21

SIGNED UP: Michelle Forbes with Kick-On for Women participants. Picture: Supplied
SIGNED UP: Michelle Forbes with Kick-On for Women participants. Picture: Supplied

ORGANISERS of the inaugural Kick-On for Women social football hubs in the region have been buoyed by the number of women signing up to give it a go.

Northern NSW Football Kick-On for Women project officer Michelle Forbes said hubs at Speers Point, Mayfield, Garden Suburb, East Maitland, Cessnock, Swansea and Wallsend were set to start on Monday, October 21.

"We are so overwhelmed with the interest and registrations we have received so far and are excited to see how many more women will join us," Forbes said.

Kick-On for Women is for females older than 16 who are currently inactive or have had time away from organised physical activity.

It is a modified football program to encourage women to get fit through a more social and accessible format of football.

The program aims to create safe, comfortable and welcoming environments where women can learn the basic skills of the game in a supportive, judgement-free and social space.

Sinead Redman, a mother of three who was a participant of the pilot program last year, is passionate about recommending the program.

Sinead Redman recommends the program to all women, but especially mothers. Picture: Supplied

Sinead Redman recommends the program to all women, but especially mothers. Picture: Supplied

"I recommend Kick-On for Women to everyone and anyone, but mostly to busy mothers. Everyone needs time out," Redman said.

"The program ensures I take some time out, leave the house on my own, without a gaggle of children or without a list of chores and I can come here and switch off from the world.

"At my first session, I felt nervous, awkward and unfit, but now I feel happy, enthusiastic and well onto my way to being fit.

"I'd invite anyone to come along and try. If I can move, anyone can!"

Visit northernnswfootball.com.au/kick-on/ for more information about the Kick-On for Women, and to register.

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