Fun, fitness and friendships
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.
The Everybody’s Game, a co-design program, funded by the Australian government Department of Social Services, was launched back in August 2021 and concluded in June 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.
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.