Sports to inspire kids

Kiani Hughes (9) will join Shahid Jefcoate’s Nspire Kids programs during the school holidays.
Kiani Hughes (9) will join Shahid Jefcoate’s Nspire Kids programs during the school holidays.

Health and physical education specialist Shahid Jefcoate joined Yanchep Beach primary when it opened this year. Before that he ran Nspire Kids while working in regional WA.

There, he established school holiday and weekend activities which he will introduce in Yanchep during the coming school holidays.

Mr Jefcoate said he had developed the programs after 10 years in the high-performance and education sectors, and worked with children to create a healthier, fitter and more resilient generation.

Within schools, he has developed Nspire 2 Lead, a leadership program to help students transition from primary to high school.

‘This school session develops resilient thinking behaviours, team work, self-confidence and self-worth,’ he said.

‘My vision is to have Nspire Kids in all schools in the northern suburbs.

‘I’m working with Alkimos Sprout to deliver some programs to the Alkimos community.’

Mentoring about 10 coaches, Mr Jefcoate recently held a coaching workshop at the Sprout Hub in Alkimos.

The holiday programs will kick off on September 30 with a ‘Super hero/super food’ day for three to six-year-olds.

They will dress up as their favourite superhero character and take part in physical activity while learning about nutrition.

On October 1, he will hold a ‘Girl power’ sport session with hip-hop, tennis, soccer, football and other activities.

Another weekend program, ‘Shooting stars’, for kindergarten and pre-primary aged children will start on October 26.