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Key Speakers of the 2014 Sports Without Borders Conference

Key Speakers of the 2014 Sports Without Borders Conference

Our panel of speakers include Simon Hollingsworth (CEO of Australian Sports Commission), Hon Damian Drum (Victorian Minister for Sport and Recreation), Senator Nova Peris (Northern Territory), Pippa Grange (Director of Bluestone Edge), Russell Hoye (Director of the Centre for Sport and Social Impact at La Trobe University) and Con Pagonis (Municipal Association of Victoria). Registration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SBS News 17-02-2010, 'Refugees Sports Stars Sought'

Watch SBS Report Online featuring grant recipient Duer Yoa, Youth Action Programme and Anne King, SWB Head of Community and International Development.

 

http://player.sbs.com.au/naca/#/naca/wna/Latest/playlist/Refugee-sports-stars-sought/

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“Sports Without Borders” to use Fusion Sport’s SMARTSPEED state of the art sports science computer technology to test K-12 Kids “all sports” physical agility and fitness potential at North Melbourne Football Club’s Family Day.

This year’s popular North Melbourne Football Club’s annual Family Community Day next Saturday February 13 for the first time will be adding leading edge sport science technology to its usual programme of children’s Rides, Multicultural entertainment shows, henna painting, an animal farm – and of course having your photograph taken with your favourite football player. 
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How tennis racquets gave kids something to hold onto.

Moomba Park Tennis Club submitted an application for a direct grant of $1250 from Sports Without Borders to help young under privileged kids from a wide range of cultural backrounds to join local tennis activities to develop their self esteem and help them integrate into their community. We were very happy to assist.

 

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Harmony in Cricket

The Harmony message is about celebrating our commitment to embracing traditional Australian values - justice, equality,  fairness and mateship. 

The Harmony concept is a national initiative and represents the bonds that hold us, as Australians, together.

It starts with you, upholding your culture and traditional heritage while embracing respect for and appreciation of others. This includes taking a stand against racism, prejudice and intolerance.

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Multilingual Internet Access - Planning Partners


SWB has an established website that is the major form of communication with community sporting clubs and organisations. The internet is a cost effective way of providing multilingual resources and information to sporting organisations, local clubs and individuals. The DPCD grant enables all key information to be translated into seven community languages:
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Hero Story - Bachar Houli

Houli’s parents migrated from Lebanon to Melbourne’s western suburbs 30 years ago and Houli’s parents were initially unimpressed with his desire to play Australian football. His persistence and graduation through the AFL game development pathways was so consistent that his parents were won over to the game once they saw their son’s role model potential for the Lebanese and wider Islamic community. His parents were also impressed with the inclusive model put in place at Essendon under Kevin Sheedy in which their son’s religious commitments were respected and worked into the club culture.
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Sports Without Borders Feature Projects 2009

North Melbourne Football Club and Kensington Flemington Junior Sports Club Inc  $5000

The grant will be used at the Learning & Life Centre, which will focus on providing a range of services to young people in the North Melbourne, Kensington and Flemington area. The club has and continues to be heavily involved with young people in these areas, many of whom are new Australians who endure a disadvantaged lifestyle. SWB financial assistance and offering of goods will allowing NMFC and the Kensington Flemington Club to continue their involvement in the broader community

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Welcome to Sports Without Borders!

Sports Without Borders is committed to closing the migrant and refugee sport participation gap, club by club and player by player, and today you will witness Five successful grant applicants receive the financial assistance they need to combine with their passion to enable them to follow their sporting dreams.

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