Northern Nations FC run soccer skills clinic for young players in Moree

Around 20 children attended the session today, with another planned tomorrow, running drills working on specific skills and playing mini games to put those skills into action.

Northern Nations are running the clinic in partnership with Northern Inland Football (NIF) as well as the Moree SHAE Academy.

NIF general manager Julia Farring, Moree Services FC player Justin Politis, Northern Nations and Moree Services FC player Kenny Wright and Northern Nations and Australian Indigenous representative Anthony Green were all there today to help coach the children.

Organiser and Northern Nations men's coach Darrel Smith said it's all about spreading soccer in Indigenous communities.

"We want to get more kids into football, make it an option, just increasing the number of kids playing football" he said.

Moree is the first town this clinic has run in but the Northern Nations club want to expand the program across the region.

"We want to do it two or three times a year and bring in other communities," Smith said.

"We want to try and do it in five or six areas around the state. Armidale, Tamworth, even on the coast, places like Taree."

The club has also recently had a meeting with the Football Federation Australia (FFA) to talk about Indigenous football.

"We just wanted to make sure Indigenous football is one of the main priorities," Smith said.

"We want to build that pathway so kids can see there's those options there for senior soccer."