ON YOUR MARKS: Ready Steady Go Kids owners Andrew and Cherish Sullivan with Kye Williams, Ben Sullivan and Brisbane Broncos hooker Andrew McCullough at the program’s sign-on day.
ON YOUR MARKS: Ready Steady Go Kids owners Andrew and Cherish Sullivan with Kye Williams, Ben Sullivan and Brisbane Broncos hooker Andrew McCullough at the program’s sign-on day. Michael Cormack

Youngsters get a sporting chance

THEY shot, they kicked, they threw and they hit.

Children aged between two-and-a-half and six years old packed out Slade Hall on Saturday for the Ready Steady Go Kids sign-on day.

The program is aimed at giving children an opportunity to play sport and develop their skills before they are old enough to play organised sport.

Brisbane Broncos hooker Andrew McCullough was present at the event and said it was great for children to get into sport at an early age.

"It's important children are active," McCullough said. "It's a good way to get them outside.

"I come from Dalby originally and growing up sport was huge in the town.

"Warwick is similar."

McCullough said kids could gain a healthy advantage by getting involved in the program.

"It's all about having a go and having fun," he said.

"But being involved in sport can help kids make friends, improve their hand-eye co-ordination and stay healthy.

"With technology these days a lot of kids sit inside all the time and sport is a way they can get outside and stay healthy."

Ready Steady Go Kids owner Andrew Sullivan said there were 10 sports on offer in the program.

"We offer hockey, athletics, basketball, cricket, rugby, tennis, soccer, golf, T-ball and AFL," Sullivan said.

"We rotate through them so kids get a chance to experience them all.

"It's just about getting kids involved.

"But it's also about kids gaining skills to allow them to step into organised sport and have some of those skills required."



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