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Everybody’s Game

Everybody’s Game is a free walking football (soccer) program for people who have had a stroke and/or live with neurological conditions, to meet like-minded people, experience club life, and engage with the sport.

The program is open to people aged 30 – 65 who have had a stroke or who live with neurological conditions such as Younger Onset Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease and MND.

The program will continue with free sessions in May and June at Adelaide Comets Football Club, West Terrace.

Participants enjoy inclusive opportunities to take part in club life, including soccer and social activities.

Everybody’s Game aims to provide participants with opportunities to connect socially with like-minded people, participate in club life, make the most of the physical, mental, and social benefits of participating in physical activity.

Fun, fitness and friendships

The Everybody’s Game Program pilot was launched back in December 2021 and concluded in April 2022.

Project Officer Alex shared that it has been amazing to meet and get to know the participants and see the positive impact the program had in their life.

“From getting involved and giving a new activity a go, to creating friendships and enjoying a coffee and chat after the session, I am proud of what everyone achieved.”

Rudi joined the program a few months ago, and shared what he enjoys about Everybody’s Game.

How to get involved?

Sign up to participate

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FAQ about Everybody's Game Program

Walking soccer is a modified version of the game that is small-sided, low-impact and suitable for all levels of ability and fitness, including those who have no experience with soccer!

  • A team-based exercise, some rules include no contact with the players, no balls above head height and ‘always having one foot on the ground’.
  • Matches are played with modified formats (5v5/6v6) on smaller pitches with shortened game times
  • The modified sport focuses on passing rather than speed/running.
  • Walking soccer ensures the environment is inclusive, fun, engaging for both new and returning players.

For more information head to Football SA.

The Everybody’s Game Project is a partnership between ACH Group, Football South Australia and Flinders University.

It is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Go to www.dss.gov.au for more information.

ACH Group is a registered NDIS provider.

We have been supporting people aged under 65 who are living with neurological conditions including acquired brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and younger onset dementia for many years.

To find out more about the range of NDIS services ACH Group offer, click here. 

For any questions or to know more about the updated schedule, please contact Project Officer Alex email altran@ach.org.au, mobile 0476 619 404.

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⚽ “It’s that social aspect that everyone’s having fun. We’re all of different ages, different backgrounds but we’re all coming together just to have some fun,” Sarah – a participant of Everybody’s Game – said.

⚽ Opportunities to enjoy club life, including playing soccer and social activities, was the aim of Everybody’s Game – a walking soccer program for people living with neurological conditions.

⚽ In April, celebrations were had to mark the end of 16-week pilot program. The weather was great and participants were showing off their skills when local soccer players frACH Groupelaide Comets joined Football South Australias GamFlinders Universityoup in partnership with Football SouthAdelaide Comets FCndAdelaide United Thank you to all involved including Adelaide Comets FC, Adelaide United, everyone who helped spread the word, and most of all participants who made that leap of faith, signed up and showed up!

⚽ In great news, the program will re-commence on Saturday 21 May, so if you know someone who could be interested to join, please let them know! 🔗 bit.ly/3l520qA
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