About us

About Next Step Foundation

PURPOSE

Every year in Australia 20,000 children are born with some form of disability. We help children achieve their potential through harnessing the unifying force of soccer and promoting inclusive practices.

Our soccer programs are tailored to meet children and family’s unique needs focusing on developing relationships with communities, building confidence and empowering parents.

The Next Step Foundation therefore exists to remove the barriers to participation in sport of children 3.5 to 9 years; unlocking their potential, building confidence and social inclusion.

VISION

Every child achievestheir full potentialthrough sport andcommunityconnections

MISSION

We change lives throughthe power of sport, building pathways forinclusion learning and social integration

STRATEGY

Soccajoeys Next Step Foundation – Strategic Framework 2018 – 2021

BELIEFS

✓ Community Connections
✓ Sports Practices
✓ Multidisciplinary Teams
✓ Engagement Through Sports

ENABLERS

✓ Innovate
✓ Connect and Engage
✓ Empower
✓ Promote and fund

PROGRAMS

Next Step Community
✓ School Hub

OUTCOMES

Remove the barriers to participation
✓ Unlock Potential
✓ Build Confidence
Social Inclusion