Sportsmanship promoted in junior soccer

6 October 2020|Sport| Off Comments off on Sportsmanship promoted in junior soccer|

WITH the Northern Suburbs Junior Soccer Association (NSJSA) set to establish a junior soccer hub at North Chigwell Oval, Football Tasmania, in conjunction with MyState, ran a Good Sports Award promotion.

The aim of the promotion was to encourage fairness, integrity, honesty, kindness and respect in junior soccer.

Coaches gave players they feel demonstrated the best sportsmanship in their game a voucher, which they used to receive a Good Sportsman Certificate and a prize.

“With the year we’ve had, it was nice to reward the kids – it’s not about goals, it’s more about who was being a team player,” NSJSA president Lisa Barrett said.

“It’s about encouraging kids to keep up the sport and to keep active.”

North Chigwell was the recipient of $12.8 million in Federal Government funding for the establishment of a junior football hub and a new clubhouse.

“The benefits of having the hub are for the future development of junior soccer, so more children will have the opportunity to play, as we’ll have a better area for them to play in,” Ms Barrett said.

Independent Member for Clark Andrew Wilkie said it was great to support junior soccer in the area.

“To get additional pitches at Chigwell will increase the capacity for juniors,” he said.

“Clubs are a really central part of the community and they strengthen the community – we should be investing in clubs and facilities like this.”

“It’s really important to get kids out and into a team environment, it’s good for their fitness and their mental health.”

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