The 5+ A Day Football in Schools programme provides primary and intermediate schools with practical support to maximise the time children spend engaged in physical activity while in the school environment.
It targets key times when children have the opportunity to be physically active in the school environment, such as:
- Before the bell rings (early morning opportunities)
- When the bell rings (break times and after-school programmes)
- During class time (scheduled physical activity or as part of the physical education curriculum)
The 5+ A Day Football in Schools approach offers our children new opportunities to get active through football. At the same time, it presents volunteer parents and teachers with the tools to create and deliver simple programmes that will encourage their children to become more active in the school setting.
Each of the programmes are founded on providing children with a fun experience, using football-based challenges and the joy of playing football as motivation for participation.
The 5+ A Day Football in Schools programme is part of the wider New Zealand Football National Player Development Framework.
5+ A Day Football Programme
When: During class time
How: 2 x 5 week football skill development programme
What: Developing fundamental football skills
Why: Increased understanding of movement as well as developing competence and confidence. Exploration and development of problem-solving skills.
For more information please contact Mel Giles