Missing your weekend football fix? Show the world your skills with our #PlayAtHomeChallenge

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Matches around Australia may have been postponed but you can keep football in your life with the #PlayAtHomeChallenge.

While it is important to practice social distancing during this time of uncertainty, it has never been more important to be active, connect with each other and keep your skills sharp!

So, if you are missing your weekend football fix out on the parks and pitches of Australia, take your ball and show us your best moves.

Whether it’s in your own back yard, in a quiet field or in a safe place at home, we want you to join our #PlayAtHomeChallenge.

Here’s how it works:

  • Every week we will announce a skill for you to master
  • Record yourself showing your best efforts
  • Challenge three of your friends to match your moves
  • Post your video on social media – and be sure to tag your three friends and include #PlayAtHomeChallenge and #StayAtHomeChallenge

Despite the tough times we are experiencing, Football Federation Australia is committed to making sure the health and safety of our sport stays strong during an unprecedented period in our lives. 

We may not be able to compete as usual – but we can still learn new skills, engage with each other and keep our community spirit alive.

The grassroots football season may have been postponed but the world still needs to see your skills.

The first #PlayAtHomeChallenge

And, we can officially reveal that the first skill for you to master will be… keep-ups, brought to you by Western Sydney Wanderers captain and Socceroos forward Mitch Duke!

Flick the ball up with your feet and juggle the ball 10 times, without allowing the ball to hit the ground.

Did you know? The record for the longest keepie-uppie is held by Englishman Dan Magness, who once juggled the ball for 26 hours using his feet, legs, shoulders and head!

The second #PlayAtHomeChallenge

This week we encourage you to: Flick the ball up, juggle the ball five times, and then catch it on your foot!
 
Check out Socceroos midfielder Ajdin Hrustic and Westfield Matildas star Emily Van Egmond show you how it’s done in the video below.

The third #PlayAtHomeChallenge

Week three of the #PlayAtHomeChallenge is here!

This week we encourage you to: Flick the ball up, juggle the ball with your feet, then bounce the ball on your head three times before bringing it down and controlling it with your feet.

Socceroos defender Harry Souttar and Westfield Matildas defender Jenna McCormick show you how to do it in the video below!

Record yourself trying the challenge, upload it using the hashtag, and nominate your friends to try it next!

The fourth #PlayAtHomeChallenge

Get involved with the fourth #PlayAtHomeChallenge!

This week the challenge is to: Flick the ball up, complete an ‘around the world’ skill, and then bring the ball back down and control it.

Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury and Westfield Matildas midfielder Aivi Luik show you how to do the challenge below!

Record yourself trying the challenge, upload it using the hashtag, and nominate your friends to try it next!

The fifth #PlayAtHomeChallenge

You’re on the clock for the fifth #PlayAtHomeChallenge!

This week the challenge is to tap the ball between your feet as many times as possible in 30 seconds.  

Socceroo Dimitrios Petratos and Westfield Matilda Tameka Butt have thrown down the gauntlet!

Record yourself trying the challenge, upload it using the hashtag, and nominate your friends to see if they can match or beat you!

The sixth #PlayAtHomeChallenge

Got fast feet?

Show them off in the sixth Play at Home Challenge as you weave your way down the pitch or backyard.  

Young Socceroo Ryan Teague and Westfield Young Matilda Charlotte Grant are pushing you to create chaos by using the inside and outside of your feet in 30 seconds.  

Record yourself trying the challenge, upload it using the hashtag, and nominate your friends to see if they can catch you!