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Metro South Night Fields Program

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The WA Football Commission NightFields Program was originally created as a diversionary activity for at-risk youth in the South East corridor of Perth. 

The program was initially developed utilising football activities to engage youth on Friday nights and detract them from anti-social behaviour.

As the program grew the WAFC engaged more program partners to assist in further development and delivery of activities. These partners include Save the Children, YMCA, PCYC, WA Police, Hope Services, Head Space and a number of LGAs. The NightFields sessions are now also run as multi-sport activities through partnerships with the WACA, Netball WA, Touch Rugby, Football West and Basketball WA. 

On Wednesday January 18, Metro South and our partners ran a successful Night Fields program at Gwynne Park, Armadale, with a turn out of just under 100 enthusiastic participants.

To date, the NightFields program has reached more than 1000 youth aged 6 – 18 and currently has more than 8 centres operating across the calendar year.

The following link highlights the success of the NightFields program run in Kwinana:

http://www.wafootball.com.au/news/10631/video-wafootytv-episode-4-night-fields-program

The program aims to:

  • Have a positive outlet for local youth to engage with during the school holidays.
  • Introduce local youth to a variety of sports available locally to get involved with.
  • If successful this event may become a regular event in school holiday periods.

Come down and try it out!

Young people aged 6 – 16 are invited to take part in these FREE sessions and have the opportunity to take part in all sports of offer. 

After registration, the program will see participants grouped according to age and able to take part in all sports on a rotation system. Food and drink is provided at each centre. 

Sports on offer at various centres include: football, cricket, touch rugby, soccer, netball and basketball.

Current Centres in Metro South

  • Kwinana
  • Willagee
  • Brentwood
  • Mandurah
  • Southlake