Player welfare roadshow coming to Cambridge’s Lake Karapiro

WaiBOP Football has invited members of Cambridge FC to a roadshow event it’s staging beside Lake Karapiro in late March.

The information is targeted at players, coaches, parents and club administrators and is designed to encourage discussions around player welfare. It’s all aimed at supporting the 9 principles of the Fit4Football programme, promoted by NZ Football and ACC SportSmart.

The roadshow, from 1pm till 4pm on Sunday March 25, 2018, will include presentations on:

  • Player Welfare (a holistic approach, load and load management)
  • Athlete Environment (health & safety, child protection policy, concussion policy)
  • The Female Athlete (considerations for each of the 9 principles)

From 1.20pm-2.10pm, organisers will run a breakout session enabling participants to be certified in 11+ Certified Education (attendees must bring exercise gear). This programme is proven to significantly reduce the risks of player injury.

The presentations will take place at the Don Rowlands Centre and will be staged between 1pm and 2pm, and then repeated between 2pm and 3pm.

Beach soccer

Outside, beach soccer games will be staged at the Karapiro Sandcourts for all ages 13+.

The timetable is:

1pm: 13/14-year-olds

2pm: 15/16-year-olds

3pm: 17-year-olds and older (no age limit)

NZ Football’s Louise Trappitt says: “As part of the education piece, we will also look to have activations on warmup, foam rolling, concussion and slack-lining.”

“We encourage everyone to bring along their training gear and give it a go!”