National Children’s Football Week acts as a reminder to parents, guardians, carers, facilitators, coaches, teachers and volunteers, that the children’s game does not have to branded, expensive, associated or dominated by adults. It is a simple game when played by children. It is a fun game owned by children. There is little room for the rules of a game that determines greed, aggression and win at all costs. It is time we reclaimed the children’s game.
National Children’s Football Week in partnership with Don’t X The Line, was hosted by Park Brow Community Primary School, Kirkby, Liverpool. The event raises the profile of the children’s game and the importance to protect childhood through play. Children enjoyed the event and their parents along with the teachers found it informative and fun’. – Click here to watch film
‘Liverpool nurtures Free v Free, not as a brand or a way to cash in on poor communities, but as a voice for the power of play in a national climate of football egos’, said a parent from Kirkby. David Ramzan, NCFA SEN Officer, said, ‘Although Kent now has one of the largest Pan-disability football leagues in the country, many youngsters with SEN/disabilities are still not able to access football simply because of travel restrictions and distance from venues where SEN/Disability league football is played. Click to watch the films
The National Children’s Football Week events up and down the country continue to remind the public that football is for fun. At the end of the school year and the start of the summer break is a perfect time for the children’s game to take centre stage. As the adults’ game takes a quick gulp of breath before it starts pounding the headlines again the children’s game can find a place in the calendar to celebrate free play in format and application. Click to watch the films
What connects a Powerleague 5-a side centre in the shadow of Wembley stadium (picture left) with a field on the other side of the world, over looked by a volcano in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand? You could not get a greater contrast between the two venues. The Powerleague venue in one of the richest, football mad cities on the planet and a school field in rural Putauaki. The school is mainly home to the indigenous Maori people and rugby is the main sport.. Click to watch the films
National Children’s Football Week (NCFW) wants to raise the profile of all the good work undertaken by organisations that use football as a vehicle to help communities be a better place. NCFW is as much about having fun as it is about highlighting the children’s game. We want the world to know that all children can play a game of football without the stress related issues so often impinged upon their game. Read article here