School Partnership

The One Ball School Partnership Program is designed to help schools increase student participation in sport, and to connect them with community sporting opportunities.

One Ball is excited to offer its positive soccer program as an introduction to team-based activities, in an age-appropriate format focused on mental health wellbeing, social inclusion and fitness. The focus of the program is on character building, positive affirmations, skill development and building a generation of active, healthy, positive children.

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One Ball School Partnership Program will achieve educational outcomes by supporting partner schools in the following areas:

Outcome 1: To increase engagement and active participation in physical education

Outcome 2: To create positive experiences that support the character development of children and young people

Outcome 3: To support students’ development and competency in a variety of motor skills that enhances cognitive function to supplement academic performance

Outcome 4: To support the school community in engaging and educating parents/carers about the positive impact of sports in helping young people feel more connected with their school, aspirations and wider community

One Ball offers a flexible primary school and secondary school programs to meet the individual needs of schools:

4-9 Years Primary Program

  • Using positive affirmations to narture wellbeing in earily childhood

  • Through soccer-based drills and activities, children learn to create positive emotions within themselves

  • Coaches empower players to create positive thoughts and feelings of self-worth, build self-esteem and confidence

  • Positive affirmations booklet provide players with a powerful and holistic way of building a positive mindset

10-18 Years Secondary Program

  • Activating character strengths to positively impact young people's engagement, performance and learning

  • Soccer drills and games are infused with practical lessons on identifying each player's unique character strengths

  • Coaches provide mentoring to establish strength-based culture on and off the pitch

  • Character strengths booklet and survey provide players with the tools they need to notice and value their strengths to build confidence, respect for self and for others

School Partner provides:

  • An outdoorfield or indoor court

  • Support staff to oversee the attendance and dismissal of the participants at the start and end of each session

  • Feedback and recommendation of the program to the school and families

One Ball provides:

  • Positive Affirmation cards for the Primary group

  • Character Strengths booklet and survey for the Secondary group

  • Coaching by Head Coach and Program Director, Kamal Ibrahim, and his team of qualified coach-mentors

  • Equipment for the duration of the program including portable goals, balls, cones and bibs

  • Free participation for school coaches to assist and receive guidance from One Ball coaches

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Why partner with One Ball?

One Ball is a not for profit organisation. All funds goes back into resources to deliver the program in the community. Supporting One Ball means you are giving back to the community and investing in children and young people’s development.

One Ball’s approach to coaching is holistic. Our philosophy and teaching methods infuses positive psychology with soccer

One Ball’s program is designed and developed in consultation with research on health and wellbeing, catering to each age group’s needs

One Ball is more than just soccer training. Participants take home resources to refer to and encourage continuous learning and engagement with parents and carers

The one ball program

Soccer Skills

  • Increase fitness and endurance

  • Reduce high blood pressure

  • Improve cardiovascular health

  • Build muscles

  • Strengthen bones

  • Improve coordination, agility and reflexes


  • Boost confidence and self-esteem

  • Improve social skills

  • Increase empathy

  • Learn to control emotions

  • Build on character strengths