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Young players can learn key soccer skills without the pressure of competition. Photo: Supplied.

Grasshopper soccer jumps to Swan

By Melissa Sheil

NON-COMPETITIVE soccer for kids will soon kick off in the City of Swan.

The Grasshoppers soccer program will begin in Ellenbrook and Swan View in the next few weeks, with aim of teaching children aged two to 12 the fun of the sport without competitive pressure.

Grasshopper Soccer owner Ruaidhri McGill said the program helped young kids develop soccer skills in an enjoyable way.

“We work with young children to promote soccer skills and healthy lifestyles through a comprehensive and non-competitive program that sees our participants grow socially, physically and mentally,” he said.

“Through providing the right social environment to ensure good sportsmanship, fair play, skill advancement, social interactions and enjoyment, children can enjoy learning and will be excited to turn up to soccer each week.

“When there is no pressure on winning or losing, the emphasis will be on fun.”

Children will be supported by coaches and parents who would be invited to participate in the training and encourage the kids to have a go.

The program is separated into age groups, with categories like Mite-E and Pint Size targeted to toddlers and Micro for the older players.

With almost 60 clubs in Western Australia, the Grasshopper soccer program has proved to be popular.

More information via  www.grasshoppersoccer.com.au

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