Importance of Sports for Kids

Why is sport important for kids?

Allowing children to participate in outdoor extracurricular activities, such as football, helps them to explore and develop skills which are considered beneficial throughout their lives.

Whilst academic study is important for self development, studies show that children who are exposed to regular outdoor activity have shown mental, social, emotional, physical and educational benefits. They develop self esteem, confidence and important social skills.

Lidcombe Waratah is an all-inclusive club with over 80 years of history. The volunteers, coaches and committee are passionate about providing our children with the opportunity to enjoy football in a safe environment.

How the Government NSW encouraging our kids to active?

The NSW Government will allocate $207 million over four years to establish Active Kids. Active Kids is a program to help NSW families meet the cost of getting their kids into sport and active fitness and recreation activities.

The initiative aims to reduce barriers to participation and help change the physical activity behaviours of children and young people in NSW.

So, how can you take advantage and save $200? Simply follow these 4 steps:

  1.  Visit  Read the guidelines & factsheets.
  2. Visit  & create or login to your MyServiceNSW Account.
  3. Complete an Active Kids application through your MyServiceNSW Account. Parents will need the families Medicare details and the names will need to be entered as listed on the card. You will receive a voucher with a unique ID number for each child that you register. (Available to download, print & email)
  4. Redeem your voucher

And then bring it along to our registration and also email to our Treasurer at

If you have any questions about registration please contact Dimitri on 0419 639 539

General questions about the club, please call Mel, Club Secretary on 0410 591 350