Glory captain all for kids

Dads got their backs: L-R Chris Bennett, Jacob Burns and James Smith with their kids who are taking part in a new soccer competition.
Dads got their backs: L-R Chris Bennett, Jacob Burns and James Smith with their kids who are taking part in a new soccer competition.

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.