Our Son has always been an active kid, even as a baby.
We have introduced him to many different sports over the years, but none of them seemed to give him enjoyment or a sense of belonging.
Our daughter had been attending FCGC for about 6 months, when a skills session in the holidays sounded perfect for our son.
It was amazing to see the excitement and joy in his face. He talked about it for about 1 hour afterwards. We spoke to him about maybe a trail lesson, explaining it would be quite different to the very fun skill session he just did. He didn’t even think about it, it was a solid YES.
His trail lesson was brilliant, lots of encouragement from coaches, small class sizes, demonstrations and best of all fun. He came upstairs with a new found bounce in his step and the first words he said to us was “Can I keep it?” That was almost 1.5 years ago, and he is still just as passionate about lessons now.
During this time he has had both male and female coaches. I personally love that FCGC has so many male role models in such a female dominated sport. Our son has learnt more than just fitness, strength, and balance. He has learnt team skills, social skills, responsibility and community spirit.