This weekend is ‘Play Football’ Round


Round 20 of the Hyundai A-League is ‘Play Football’ Round.

Hyundai A-League stars, including the Reds defender Iain Fyfe, have called on Australians of all ages to get ready to ‘Play Football- in the 2013 grassroots season.

The first step to finding a club or to renew your registration is to visit myfootballclub.com.au.com.au, Football Federation Australia’s national online registration portal.

More than 550,000 players are expected to register to play outdoor community football in 2013, part of the 1.7 million football participants in Australia.

Fyfe has featured alongside the likes of Alessandro Del Piero and Emile Heskey in two TVCs that encourage Australians of all ages to join in the fun.

Have fun, make friends and keep active. Play Football. Find your local football club at myfootballclub.com.au.com.au.

Whether you play Optus Small Sided Football or have a dream to play in the Hyundai A-League the best way to start your journey is by registering to play this season.

Starting out at his local club Modbury Vista, Fyfe has gone on to win a Hyundai A-League championship, play over 150 Hyundai A-League matches and have stints in Scotland and South Korea.

“I started out when I was six years old and my friends were playing football and they said come along and join, and I remember my first game…I hist the post,” Fyfe said.

“Enjoyment is what it’s all about. You do it because you love ti and you enjoy it and you can’t wait for a Saturday to roll around – it’s your favourite day of the week.”

“You couldn’t wait to get out of bed, whack your boots and your shin pads on and go down the road and play a game of football against the other local sides.”

“It was great, so much fun and I wish I could do it all again.”

Each year FFA and its Member Federations and Associations embark on a major campaign to encourage Australians to Play Football. Football players, coaches and grassroots club representatives are the game-s greatest advocates.

This season extra incentive is being offered to current players and clubs to encourage new players to kick-start or restart their football participation.

Players and clubs will be able to share in tens of thousands of dollars worth of prizes including Westfield shopping vouchers, training equipment and Sony products.

To win all you need to do is bring in new recruits or re-sign players who weren-t registered in the 2012 season.

All details on how to enter and win can be found at myfootballclub.com.au.com.au.

In further support of the ‘Play Football- initiative, Round 20 of the Hyundai A-League (7-10 February) will be ‘Play Football- Round.