The Central Coast Mariners are partnering with a local charity to launch a football skills program aimed at engaging children with autism.
Autism Central Coast are kicking off ‘Spectrum Soccer’, a skills and fun program for those who love football but do not get the opportunity to experience it in a casual learning environment.
With the support of Soccer 5s and Mariners, the charity is running a free program starting on Wednesday March 4 at Soccer 5s in Tuggerah.
The charity staged a successful soccer carnival a few years back and the ACC's Jayden Robins said: “It's like anything in life. If you enjoy it, you should be able to do it, and Soccer 5s agreed with us and offered the facility.”
Robins added: “We are also talking to the Mariners about a sensory room at the stadium on match days.
“It’s a great chance for our clients to enjoy football in a more comfortable environment, and to educate the greater public about the needs of those living on the spectrum.”
Central Coast Mariners v Sydney FC
Sunday, 23 February 2020
Kick-off: 6pm AEDT
Venue: Central Coast Stadium Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports