The aim of Titans FC is to include children and young adults with special needs into mainstream sport and to have lots of fun at the same time. Games are played on Saturday afternoons and played under similar age appropriate formats – shorter playing time, smaller teams, smaller fields, no offsides (for younger teams) and unlimited interchange.
Players are encouraged to play independently of parents or guardian, however a parent or guardian may accompany their child on the field. Games are played against teams who have byes in their SSFA competitions each weekend.
Many of the younger players start the season with parents on the field, but as confidence grows parents were relegated to the ranks of spectators.
Sutherland Titans FC became the Sutherland Shire Football Association’s (SSFA) 26th club in 2006 after playing under the name Sutherland Shire Special Division in 2005 with 4 teams called Pandas, Polars, Koalas and Grizzlies. Gymea United SC greatly assisted the club in 2005 with the season culminating in a trophy presentation and BBQ at Gymea Bay Oval hosted by Gymea United Soccer Club
The club's priority is for inclusive sport which had provided opportunities for over 200 children and young adults with special needs to participate against and socialise with mainstream sport teams. This has had an immense impact on everyone that has been lucky enough to be at our home field in Alfords Point each, whether that be players, family, friends, opposition or spectators.
The football family of the Sutherland Shire and beyond is much better for the inclusion of our great club!
You can help us continue to achieve great things by donating to our Foundation. Through our fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation, donations of $2 or more to this campaign are tax deductible. So please show your support by donating today!