New summer after school footy program for Brentwood

After the success of the Willagee Night Fields football program, a new summer program is kicking off in Brentwood from Thursday, 27 October 2016, giving young people in the area the opportunity to develop new skills and join in a fun after school activity.

In partnership with the WA Football Commission (WAFC), the City of Melville has delivered this program at its Willagee base for over 12 months, prompting the addition of a new venue for youth in the South/East districts of the City.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the Night Fields program provided 6 to 16 year olds with a chance to take part in quality skill-based football activities such as modified AFL matches and training drills.

“The WAFC have been providing a wonderful after school football program to our Willagee community and now young Brentwood locals can also join in the football fun, play a game and enjoy a bite to eat,”

“The program not only offers a safe environment for children to be physically active and socialise but also an opportunity for organisers to engage with individuals who may benefit from the services provided by the program sponsors” said Mayor Aubrey.

Night Fields responds to various needs as indicated by Directions from Young People - a guiding document for the City, put together by Melville’s young people of our young people including Sport and Recreation, Health and Wellbeing and Relationships.

The program is free and available to boys and girls aged 6 to 16 years old living or studying in the City of Melville.

Brentwood Night Fields takes place on Thursday afternoons from 3.00pm to 4.00pm at Brentwood Primary School with the last session on Thursday, 1 December 2016.

The program is sponsored by the Department of the Attorney General, Department of Sport and Recreation, WA Police, YMCA, PCYC, Headspace, Relationships Australia, Koya and Streetnet.

For more information please visit www.melvillecity.com.au/youth or call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.