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Parents’ Guide to Soccer Camps at Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill

In Articles by Naomi Hardy

These holidays, Australian Sports Camps will once again run their Soccer camp at Canberra Grammar School.  These sports camps run four times a year for kids aged 6 – 16 and cater to all skill levels. We employ coaches with a minimum Level 1 Coaching qualification and ensure a 1:10 coach to child ratio so that your child receives the individual attention required to maximise their skill development. Our coaching panels are joined by special guest talent; elite athletes that work with your kids and pass on their knowledge of the game they’ve gained from playing at the highest level. …

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What Gear Do Kids Need To Start Rock Climbing?

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In recent years, rock climbing has become more and more popular, going from a recreational activity to an elite sport, and will even be featured as an Olympic event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Not only does rock climbing improve strength and body control, but it is also a complex, mind-challenging sport. All of these qualities are fantastic for kids. But most importantly, it is a heap of fun! Most kids get their first taste of rock climbing by attending an indoor climbing gym and these types of centres generally supply most of the necessary gear needed to participate. …

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Best School Holiday Activities In Adelaide

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School holidays are fast approaching and as much as both parents and kids are looking forward to some chill-out time after a busy year, it won’t be long before your kids are keen to get out and about and make the most of their break. As a parent it can be hard to come up with fresh new ideas and activities to keep the kids entertained, so below we have come up with a list of the best school holiday activities for kids living in Adelaide. Australian Sports Camps If you have a child who loves sport, then Australian Sports …

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Best AFL Footy Clubs For Kids In Melbourne

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Australian Rules Football has the highest spectator attendance and television viewership of all sports in Australia. Its origin can be traced to football matches played in Melbourne as far back as 1858, so it’s no wonder that “Aussie Rules” is a way of life for most Melbournians. It’s just about a rite of passage for kids in Melbourne to play junior AFL at some point in their childhood. So, if you live in Melbourne and your child is ready and willing to join an AFL team, below we have provided a list of some of the best AFL clubs for …

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Finding A Rugby League Club For Kids Around Brisbane

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Rugby League Football has been one of Australia’s most popular sports since it started being played here in 1908 and is the most popular winter sport in Queensland. If you live in Brisbane and your son or daughter is at the age where they are keen to get involved in a rugby league team, below we have shared five out the numerous Rugby League Clubs around Brisbane.  Valleys Diehards Rugby League Brisbane Valleys Diehards is located in the beautiful northside suburb of Grange and is one of Brisbane’s oldest and most successful clubs. It was founded in 1908 and has …

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Where Can Kids Go Rock Climbing In Melbourne?

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Header Image Credit: cliffhanger.com.au In recent years, rock climbing has become more and more popular, going from a recreational activity to an elite sport, which will be featured as an Olympic event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. This is mostly due the large number of climbing centres that have opened up, making it easily accessible for the whole family to go and give rock climbing a try. Not only does rock climbing improve strength and body control, but it is also a complex, mind-challenging sport. All of these qualities are fantastic for kids. But most importantly, it is a …

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Best Basketball Clubs In Melbourne

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Whether it’s just shooting hoops in the street with friends or playing in a team competition, basketball has always been a popular sport enjoyed by kids of all ages. Basketball is a safe, welcoming and inclusive sport that can be played by both boys and girls of all abilities. Kids who play basketball can develop their teamwork and leadership skills, while boosting their confidence and self-esteem. It’s also a great way for kids to stay fit and healthy while having a heap of fun in a safe environment. If you live in the Melbourne area and are looking for basketball …

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Netball Clubs For Kids In Melbourne

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Netball is the most popular women’s sport in Australia with an estimated 1.2 million participants nationwide. Although netball has traditionally been a sport for women and girls, men and boys are becoming increasingly involved. Netball is an ideal team sport for kids as it offers the opportunity for social connectedness, cooperation, fitness and fun to anyone who wants to take part. If you live in the Melbourne area and are looking at getting your child involved in netball, below are some great netball clubs in Melbourne that are worth taking a look at. St. Anthony’s Glenhuntly Netball Club St Anthony’s …

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Soccer Clubs For Kids In Melbourne

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Soccer is the most popular club based sport to play in Australia and it seems that kids can’t get enough of it. It’s a common sight these days all over Australia to see boys and girls kicking a soccer ball around the oval at school or in the park on the weekend. Soccer is a safe, accessible and inclusive sport which is why so many parents are keen to get their kids involved in a team at a local club; however, choosing which club to sign your child up with can be a confusing decision. Here we’ve given you an …

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How To Find The Best Deals On Kids Sports Equipment

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As parents we all know how beneficial it is, both physically and socially, for our kids to get involved in sports. However it is not always beneficial to our hip pocket. The costs of getting our kids started in sport can sometimes put a lot of added pressure onto families, especially if you have more than one child. We don’t want to let our kids down and want them to be able to take advantage of all the opportunities presented to them. Here we will share some suggestions on how to find the best deals on sports equipment for your …

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How Hard Should You Push Your Child In Sport?

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I think all parents would agree that getting children into playing sport has many positive benefits. It keeps them fit and active; encourages social interaction and teamwork; builds confidence; and promotes independence. Studies also show that kids who play sport are less likely to become obese, abuse drugs and alcohol and perform poorly in school. Learning to compete at a young age helps prepare kids for the demands of adult life including the ability to cope with both success and failure. Above all else playing sport as a kid is heaps of fun! So what if your daughter or son …

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How To Get Your Children Aged 5-12 Into Soccer

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Soccer is played in in more than 200 countries around the world and is now officially the most played sport in Australia. According to a survey conducted by the the Australian Sports Commission, 1,104,815 Australians participated in soccer in 2016, that’s over 400,000 more participants than AFL (665,470 participants) and four times as many as Rugby League (236,593 participants). Soccer is also the perfect game for kids. It’s all inclusive and can be played by both boys and girls of any height, strength or speed. Soccer is an easy sport to learn and play, and involves continuous action and running, …

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Parents Guide To Youth Field Hockey

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Youth field hockey is a sport that has become more and more popular and is being introduced to kids in many Australian schools. Field Hockey may not be a sport many parents are familiar with, so if your child comes home and informs you that they want to start playing field hockey, you may be at a loss as to what to do next, what equipment will they need, and how do you even play field hockey? In this article we will help relieve your concerns by outlining exactly what’s needed to get your child started in field hockey and …

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What Equipment Does My Child Need To Play Soccer

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It’s an exciting time when your child gets to the age where they’re ready to start participating in a team sport. Your child’s enthusiasm will be infectious but it can also be a little daunting for parents, especially if your child chooses a sport that you are not familiar with. Of course, as parents we want our kids to be fully prepared and ready with all the equipment they need for their first big match. Fortunately, it will relieve the minds and hip pockets of many parents to know that soccer is a sport that doesn’t require a lot of …

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Parents’ Guide to AFL Camps at Brighton Grammar School, Melbourne

In Articles by Naomi Hardy

These holidays, Australian Sports Camps will once again run their AFL camp at Brighton Grammar School.  These camps run four times a year for kids aged 6 – 16 and cater to all skill levels. We employ coaches with a minimum Level 1 Coaching qualification and ensure a 1:10 coach to child ratio so that your child receives the individual attention required to maximise their skill development. Our coaching panels are joined by talented guest stars: elite athletes that work with the kids and pass on their knowledge gained at the highest level of the game. We’ve assembled this guide …