Zac Sanewski, 9, Latoya Barkle, 8, and Djamirah Jeffries, 8, with Zova Inventor Niall McCarthy

June 21, 2012

Bend it like Bieber? Well, if the popularity of this morning’s Zova session at Taabinga State High School is any indication, this is the way children will be learning football skills in the future.

Zova is a method of teaching soccer skills – and timing – using rhythm and music.

The system was invented by Brisbane men Niall McCarthy and James Tonkin and is now being marketed worldwide.

Kingaroy Junior Soccer Club is sponsoring Zova training sessions in the South Burnett during the school holidays – and to raise awareness held classes at Taabinga State School this morning.

Year 3 students ran and kicked the soccer balls while moving in time to the music.

And their favourite music choice? Just one name … Justin Bieber!

Kingaroy Junior Soccer Club will be running a two-day clinic on Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29. Children aged 6–11 will run from 9:00am to noon and those 12 years and up will be from 1:00pm–4:00pm. Cost is $70 per person.

To register for the ZOVA clinic, contact Kingaroy Junior Soccer Club President Tracey Tunstall on 0407-623-012 or email the club before June 22.

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There will be free Zova sessions for everyone this afternoon (Thursday June 21) at the Kingaroy Junior Soccer grounds:

  • 4:00pm-4:45pm – U6 to 11s
  • 4:45-5:30pm  for 12s and up
Niall McCarthy with a bunch of  Taabinga Year 3s eager to learn more soccer skills

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