School Based Soccer Program

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The soccer program welcomes students with an active interest in the sport. Both boys and girls are encouraged to apply.

Students will have the opportunity to perform a large range of soccer related activities including:

  • Refereeing
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Interschool and Carnival events

The Year 7 course consists of 2 practical training sessions per week (during school time), progressing to 4 sessions per week in Years 8, 9  and 10, including a soccer theory component.

Soccer Theory Component (Years 8 – 10) covers:

  • Laws of the game
  • Tactics and formations
  • Video performance analysis
  • Level 4 Refereeing accreditation
  • Event and Team involvement
  • Question & answer refereeing workshops
  • Coaching & refereeing at Carnivals and Primary Schools

The Kelmscott Senior High School teams regularly compete in the state finals.

Enrichment Activities the soccer squads are also involved in:

  • Inter-school competitions
  • Coaching opportunities
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Refereeing

Students also interact with local Primary Schools to run coaching clinics, giving them useful practical experience.

Several students in the Kelmscott Senior High School soccer program are currently members of the metro premier soccer league.

Parent comment: “My son was a student in the Kelmscott Senior High School Soccer Program under the guidance of Peter Cooke from Year 8.  The program promotes technical skills and tactical awareness of the game as well as providing valuable life tools such as self management, communication and interpersonal skills.  The program provides lots of opportunity and encouragement to the students including match-play, carnivals and experience with officiating matches.  My son thoroughly enjoyed his involvement with the Soccer Program. Pauline Monk (parent of Connor Monk, Year 12 2017).

Principal Comment: A huge thanks for loaning the Soccer Program students on Friday to referee the DDSA Soccer Matches.  The students were awesome referees and conducted themselves well. Steve Soames (Principal, Westfield Park Primary School).

The school is also proud to name several graduates from the soccer program who have left to become full time professional players, notably Trent Sainsbury and Riley Woodcock, who have represented Australia at full and under 21 international level respectively.  Trent is currently playing for Real Madrid in the Spanish League and Riley is playing for Sydney FC in the Australian League.

For information regarding this course please contact
Mr Peter Cooke on 9495 7461