Ravenswood gets a kick out of football

THE football season kicked off at Ravenswood Heights Primary School on Sunday with Auskick clinics on the school's oval.

School principal Britany Roestenburg said 42 people turned up for the season's first day.

It was the second year the clinics have run with the support of Auskick and the state government.

Mrs Roestenburg explained each session saw four to five stations running to help the children gain skills.

``We expect to have 60 to 70 kids involved by the end of the season,'' she said.

The clinics serve as good practice for pupils as they head towards starting their own junior football team.

Mrs Roestenburg said the creation of a football team had been identified as a way to create community engagement for parents and children.

``It just helps build community,'' she said.

Mrs Roestenburg said community members interested in volunteering with the Auskick program were welcome to join participants at 10am on the school oval each Sunday.

Ravenswood Primary School pupils Peter Daines, Riley Lawson and Billy Thon, all 9, link up at the Auskick clinic. Picture: MARK JESSER

Ravenswood Primary School pupils Peter Daines, Riley Lawson and Billy Thon, all 9, link up at the Auskick clinic. Picture: MARK JESSER

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