Kids kick fire trauma to kerb

KICK STARTING RECOVERY: A free soccer clinic in Moruya helped lifted the spirits of kids after the bushfires.

KICK STARTING RECOVERY: A free soccer clinic in Moruya helped lifted the spirits of kids after the bushfires.

Coerver Coaching ACT has been running technical training sessions for South Coast footballers for two years.

After the devastating bushfires swept through the region, Coerver Coaching ACT returned to conduct a free skills clinic to raise spirits of affected local families. The session was hosted in Moruya on Saturday, March 15 with more than 150 players registered.

Participants from Coerver Coaching ACT programs made donations of football equipment including boots, uniform and balls to help the families who lost their home recover and participate in the 2020 season.

The Coerver Coaching Moruya Skills Clinic was held over six hours, with players practicing several elements of the globally recognised Coerver Coaching Pyramid of Player Development and playing Small Sided Games.

"It was a privilege to give back to a community who have had to endure these terrible events," program director Adrian Haynes said.

"The South Coast players and families have always welcomed us with open arms and to be able to provide an opportunity for the families to have a fun day out, as well as the donated equipment, was an honour for all our staff.

"Sport, and football specifically, brings the community together and we are proud to play our small part in the recovery effort."

Clinic director Benjamin Monteleone agreed.

"I am sure families found it beneficial in lifting the local communities spirits," he said.

"On our way down from Canberra it was shocking to see the devastation the fires caused in the region, so I am glad we were able to provide a service to the local communities and lift the spirits of the local children through football."

On our way down from Canberra it was shocking to see the devastation the fires caused in the region, so I am glad we were able to provide a service to the local communities

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