Children who are physically active are more likely to do better at school
Not everyone can afford to join a club. This is when KidSport steps in.
Since 2011, KidSport has helped over 50,000 young Western Australians join a club. For most of these kids it was the first time to experience the joy of being part of a team and the club family.
That is nearly $14 million worth of vouchers.
KidSport enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances.
Eligible kids aged 5–18 years can apply for financial assistance to contribute towards club fees. The fees go directly to the registered KidSport clubs through their participating local government.
The great thing about having so many KidSport registrations is that so many sports clubs now have more players, coaches and families involved.
Research proves that if your kid is physically active they do better at school.
Physical activity enhances cognitive function improving memory, behaviour, concentration and academic achievement.
On the other hand inactivity negatively impacts brain health and executive control including:
In other words – if you exercise, your brain is fitter and works better. It’s pretty simple!