IT’S the “leaping, jumping, flying game, where the big men fly”, as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull described it recently.
And Joondalup Kinross Junior Football Club (JKJFC) wants to ensure the high level of skill in Australian rules football is no obstacle for children with disabilities.
That’s where the Starkick program comes into play.
Launched at the junior club this month, the initiative focuses on special needs children of both genders aged five and up.
It ties in with the club’s Auskick sessions.
Volunteers are on hand to lend extra support to those who struggle more than others might.
JKJFC is looking to grow the Starkick concept after seven budding footballers joined the inaugural session on Saturday, May 7.
President Craig Sadler said the club was following in the footsteps of Coolbinia Yokine Junior Football Club, which had the idea through member Rob Greeson.
“JKJFC has always been an open and inclusive club within the local community,” he said.
“It was fantastic to see our newest club members join in with our Auskick centre on Saturday morning and take to the oval for a morning of fun activities and enjoying being part of the club.”
Starkick runs every Saturday morning at Windermere Oval in Joondalup starting at 10am.
Visit www.jetsjfc.com.au/star-kick for more information.