Inspired by the popularity of the sport in Europe, Burns said he wanted to help children get involved in the sport.
‘In Europe, it’s evident in kids of a young age that their technical ability and awareness and appreciation of the game is far greater,’ the father said.
‘It was something that I thought about even before I came back to Australia after a decade overseas.’
Burns established a relationship with the Rosalie Park-based Subiaco AFC when his own children joined the club.
The six-aside competition will involve divisions for boys and girls aged 6-16 years as well as open and 35-plus categories. There will be no training with players competing in 15 or 20-minute halves once a week from October 28 through to February. Visit subiacosoccer.asn.au.