The Hyundai A-League will celebrate Play Football Round this weekend to promote junior football registrations around Australia for the upcoming grassroots season.
In 2016 football was officially named the largest club-based participation sport in Australia according the Australian Sports Commission’s AusPlay Survey. Football in Australia engages with over 1.3m people across all participation segments and recorded an 8% growth in female players from 2015.
“Football is truly a sport for everyone,” said FFA CEO David Gallop.
“The ALDI MiniRoos are a great way to introduce football for girls and boys from 4-11 years.
“Each year Play Football Round highlights the entire player pathway from the girls and boys, mums and dads at the grassroots, to the women and men as the elite levels of the Westfield W-League and Hyundai A-League,” concluded Gallop.
The 2017 Play Football campaign will once again support the annual recruitment drive for grassroots coaches and referees, who along with players are the game’s greatest advocates and are two key roles that have a great influence on a player’s experience.
A host of Play Football Round activations, including special video content on big screens, ALDI MiniRoos demonstrations and other promotional activities, will take place at all five of this weekend’s Hyundai A-League matches.
Players, coaches and referees can join the game by logging onto Australia’s biggest online sports registration portal, which can be found at MyFootballClub.com.au.
To find out more information about the ALDI MiniRoos, go to miniroos.com.au
Hyundai A-League – Play Football Round fixtures
Friday 3 February – Brisbane Roar FC v Sydney FC (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane)
Saturday 4 February – Wellington Phoenix v Western Sydney Wanderers FC (Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth)
Saturday 4 February – Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City FC (Etihad Stadium, Melbourne)
Saturday 4 February – Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets (nib Stadium, Perth)
Sunday 5 February – Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United (GIO Stadium, Canberra)
All matches will be LIVE on FOX SPORTS.