Kicking Goals Program

We are delighted to announce the launch Wellbeing Code’s [hyperlink] Kicking Goals program – an innovative, NDIS-focused group program delivered in partnership with Care Squared. Led by Founder and CEO David Shillington - former NRL and Queensland and Australian Rugby League player - Kicking Goals connects NDIS participants with sporting clubs across Australia to create fun, inspiring and socially active ways to facilitate – and meet – participant’s NDIS goals.

With a core focus on community participation and engagement, Kicking Goals aims to:

  • Improve social skills and functional independence
  • Provide mental health support
  • Coach and mentor both small groups and individuals

Thank you to all NDIS participants and their families/carers who joined our team at the Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra program launch. We look forward to launching Kicking Goals across all (confirm) Australian capital cities - more details will be announced soon.

“The program has been an immediate success in providing an opportunity for participants to come down and meet the NRL players, get some photos, have some conversations, learn about good mental health and build social connections while having a lot of fun along the way.

The smiles on participant’s faces - and the feedback given - has been priceless. We can’t wait to continue providing this opportunity to more participants across Australia and alongside a variety of different sports.”

- David Shillington

Wellbeing Code’s Accelerator coaches facilitate innovative, community participation group programs designed for individuals with a disability. All needs are considered throughout the sports-focused approach to socialisation, confidence building and functional skills exercises. Participants can expect to:

  • Meet the elite sporting team
  • Observe the players training
  • Have a go - engaging in football drills designed to promote communication, social skills and functional movement
  • Take part in 25 Days 25 Days positive psychology activities

A carer accompanying a participant at Brisbane Bronco’s program said, “P had a fantastic time at Kicking Goals and is proudly showing off his signed Broncos hat. This program certainly lifted his self-esteem.”

For more information on this program, or to express your interest in this nationwide rollout, click here.