Getting footy fit at home
With kids in home isolation missing their footy and their mates, the Brisbane Valley Rattlers Junior Australian Football Club has gone online to keep its players’ eyes on the ball.
The club has been loaning out footballs and posting drills and activities on Facebook to encourage players to sharpen their skills in their own backyards.
Families are responding by sharing videos online showing their practice moves at home.
Kicking goals on the small screen
Club President Graham Smith says that it’s all about players staying active, healthy and connected during COVID-19 restrictions.
“There’s been an overwhelming celebration of football on our small screens. It has been great seeing families having fun and getting into the activities posted on our social media pages.
“We’ve seen trick kicks, big marks, and some ingenious training techniques in isolation.
“We’re so glad that our footballs are getting used by our members rather than just sitting in a storeroom at our club,” Graham said.
Graham says that during challenging times like these, it is more important than ever for Good Sports clubs to be reaching out to their members.
In 2019 the Brisbane Valley Rattlers reached the highest level of the Good Sports program implementing a range of policies around alcohol management, tobacco, safe transport, nutrition, and positive spectator behaviour.
As the State Government starts to lift restrictions in Queensland, there is much enthusiasm by the club’s coaches and players to return to play. With everyone itching to start up it won’t be too long before the club is kicking goals again.