This is a good thing to do for our young aspiring Australian Football players, who have been good enough to be selected for the prestigious AIS Football program. The AIS is very much part of the ACT community and needs our assistance in supporting these young players, who are frequently a long way from home.
Give it some thought and see what you can do. Put that spare room, good family environment and love of Football to good use. Whoever you help will remember you fondly all their life and that is something to cherish.
Host a Future Socceroo!
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Football Federation Australia (FFA) in partnership with the ACT Football Federation (Capital Football) are seeking ‘Expressions of Interest’ from families in Canberra to provide homestay arrangements for the AIS Football Program players in 2012 and 2013.
Through the sport of football the AIS Football Program aims to teach our players teamwork, leadership, and respect while taking part in the experience of a lifetime.
We recognise that for many, relocation to an AIS Football program means moving away from home for the first time, and players as young as 15, can be overwhelmed being so far away from home, especially if it is for the first time.
The decision to implement a Homestay Program, in partnership with FFA, has been made to ensure the AIS Football scholarship holders receive the best all round development for their football, education and personal lives.
‘Homestay’ involves a local Canberra family welcoming a Scholarship player into their home. The family offers a safe, supportive environment that provides stability for the player, allowing him to focus his efforts on his football and academic achievement. The family that provides this home base for the player is called the host family.
If you are interested in considering being a host family to an AIS Football Scholarship player please review the attached document and contact Mr Jackson Kupke, FFA Player Development Manager, to receive the complete AIS Football Homestay Program Application Package.
FFA Player Development Manager
Australian Institute of Sport
Australian Sports Commission
Tel: +61 2 6214 1182