Footy For fun at home is part of the Parenting Through Sport program and is provided to families in isolated areas and under other identified circumstances. The same activities in the face-to-face Footy For Fun program are delivered via online tutorials and in partnership with other service providers. Its main focus remains the same as the face-to-face program which is to develop the gross motor skills along with the numeracy and literacy skills of the child while building on the family unit’s capacity to bond through play in their home.
Each session includes age-appropriate activities that develop the child’s motor skills while improving outcomes in literacy, numeracy, and colour identification. These sessions were delivered via an online program which included instruction videos for each activity. Each session resource packs were sent to each family which included resources needed and giveaways for each participant to enjoy. These consisted of a football, poster, Footy For Fun t-shirt and some basic literacy and numeracy activities.
This component involved partnering with local service providers to identify families in these areas in most need of this program. It was a valuable tool for providers to connect with clients and other community members during periods of lock down where they could not deliver face-to-face-services. This provided participants with a sense of support during these times and knowledge of what services they could still obtain from service providers.
Upcoming FFF at Home Events
We completed this online program during Covid-19 lockdowns and was a great success. As we are now able to deliver face to face activities this program is temporarily unavailable.