Soccer or Football is also referred to as ‘the world game’ due to its popularity across the world. It’s very flexible and can take many forms, be played indoors or outdoors on a variety of surfaces, on fields of different sizes and with varied numbers of players. The basic idea is for two teams of 11 players to play against each other, attempting to kick a ball into their opponents' goal to score. The goalie guards the goal and is the only player allowed to use her hands.
When you dribble the ball try to keep your head up. It will be harder at first but you’ll be able to look around and see team mates to pass the ball to and opponents trying to get it off you.
- Aerobic fitness
- Develop teamwork and leadership
- Better motor skills
- Make new friends
To get started all you really need is a ball, sports clothes, shoes and a place to play with some friends.
If you start to get more serious with your playing you may want to invest in a pair of football boots.
Seasons / typical registration period
Soccer tends to be a winter sport with registrations occurring around the end of summer and start of autumn.
Approximate participation costs
Participation costs will differ depending on age, format, level of competition and location.
Levels of competition
Football in Australia can be played at every level, from absolute beginner to professional. It is a game that can be played from Under 5s to Over 45s!
Football (soccer) organisations
Futsal (indoor soccer), AFL, NRL, rugby union and touch football.