Brisbane Strikers FC are excited to announce the launch of Mini Strikers a new initiative that will bring 3–5-year-old players to club for the first time in our history with teams set to begin taking part in MiniRoos competition from ages 6-12 at the beginning 2022.
The Mini Strikers program provides inner city and central Brisbane families with an unprecedented level of service both in terms of the professional and qualified coaches provided for ages twelve and under, high-level facilities offered to players and the off-field amenities available to take stress off parents.
The Mini Strikers Program has been Designed and Directed by Salvatore Sottile and Club Chairman Bruce Atterton-Evans believes that the program will allow the club to further enhance it’s already Gold Accredited Academy program.
“We are so excited to be able to bring Mini Strikers to life as it now means that the club will be able to begin educating players as young as three with a genuine pathway to elite level football available within the club,” said Brisbane Strikers FC Club Chairman Bruce Atterton-Evans.
“For us it is crucial for a club like us to offer this kind of training, tailor made for children of this age giving them a safe space to develop social and gross motor skills through the medium of football.”
As part of the program Mini Strikers are offering parents a myriad of off-field services from launch including school tutoring for the children onsite, meals for parents and children, parking, and gym memberships at Bowen Hills YMCA for parents/guardians.
Mini Strikers players will have two activity sessions per week on the main field of Perry Park, a truly elite facility on prime central Brisbane real estate that is scarcely available in Queensland.
“This really is an all-inclusive program designed to really take the weight off parent’s shoulders and allow our team of professionals to play a role in the development of Mini Strikers children both on and off the field,” says Mini Strikers Program Director Jackie McClenaghan.
“Until now it has been widely accepted that children being involved in co-crucial activities means significant added pressure is added onto parents to get children from A to B and often times coach teams.”
“At Mini Strikers children will be looked after by our qualified and experienced football coaches and school tutors which benefits both children and parents.”
As well as qualified and experienced football coaches the Mini Strikers program will also see several of the club’s elite level first grade players become involved in training sessions and player development.
The club’s mission with the Mini Strikers program is to provide a platform for young players to showcase their talent and join the club’s wider academy program with a legitimate pathway available to elite football in the club’s first team competing at the NPL QLD level.
The Mini Strikers program will be officially launched on Saturday the 1st of May at Perry Park in Bowen Hills with free training offered to prospective players on the day, guest appearances from former and current professional footballers as well as free food stalls.
To register your interest in the program click here.
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