SOCCER SQUIRTS: Mini Roos program starts at Nanango Soccer Club on Saturday June 15.
SOCCER SQUIRTS: Mini Roos program starts at Nanango Soccer Club on Saturday June 15. LEEROY TODD

Our kids are hopping into mini roos soccer

SOUTH Burnett's future soccer stars are about to be introduced to the world game.

As part of the nation-wide Aldi Mini Roos program, the Nanango Panthers Soccer Club is hosting a ten-week Soccer Squirts program.

The junior introductory soccer program is open to any child from those turning three up to five.

Mini Roos organiser and Nanango Soccer Club's canteen convenor, Aimee Swan said the goal of the program was to introduce the young ones to the round ball game.

"The main aim is to get the little ones gettingg used to the game, kicking the ball and running around having fun,” she said.

The coach of the program, Lauren is also Nanango's under 6 soccer coach and from all reports, she is a popular choice.

"Lauren is great ,” Mrs Swan said.

"She has them doing obstacle courses and kicking the ball in the goals.”

The Nanango club has hosted the Mini Roos program for several years.

Mrs Swan said they always find the little ones enjoy the program so much they go on to play soccer at club level the following year.

"If they like it they can come back and play as under 6s,” she said.

"My boy did it a few years back and he is now playing under 7s.”

But it isn't just the kids who will be having all the fun.

"Parents get involved,” Mrs Swan said.

"Quite a few parents get in there and kick a ball around.

"Grandparents too.”

Each participating child receives a Mini Roos pack, which includes a soccer ball, a lunch box, a bag and a t-shirt.

"It's a great way to get them into the game of soccer,” Mrs Swan said.

"It's an easy way for them to kick the soccer ball and get involved.”

The first of ten sessions starts on Saturday June 15 at the Nanango Soccer Club from 9am to 10am.

Cost for the program is $50 per player.

For more information and to register your child, contact Aimee Swan on 0497 604 969.

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