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Wellington Secondary College Young Leaders Program

Wellington Secondary College Young Leaders Program

Over three sessions in August a group of  students at Wellington Secondary College were joined by a trio of vibrant teachers who were keen to improve participant’s leadership, confidence and community involvement.  This three day program is the first in a three step program which culminates in students becoming involved in their own community sports event.

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Q and A Panel Session at SWB Conference. What is the cost of Discrimination in Sport?

Q and A Panel Session at SWB Conference. What is the cost of Discrimination in Sport?

 

Full Video: Conference Panel Session

In May of this year Sports Without Borders held its annual conference focusing on discrimination on the sporting field and how ultimately affects society at large. Renown journalist Jenny Brockie hosted a special Q and A panel session with various sports, media and organisational voices asking “What is the cost of discrimination to sport?”

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                                            'Girl Ready' Program

'Girl Ready' Program

 

 

The 'Girl ready' program developed by Netball NSW, works with female students from newly arrived communities in years nine and ten to help them gain confidence and be ‘girl ready’ when integrating into the school and community.   

Sports Without Borders NSW partnered with Netball NSW to bring students the ‘Girl Ready’ Program during term two at Fairfield High School Intensive English Centre.

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5th National Community Sports Conference – Managing discrimination in community sports

5th National Community Sports Conference – Managing discrimination in community sports

At the beginning of May, Sports Without Borders, in collaboration with Our Community, hosted the fifth National Community Sports Conference. The theme, I’m not Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, but… Stop. Think. Change, brought together sports administrators, sportspeople, club officials, volunteers, policymakers, government funders, and government and local government workers

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Sport as a tool for social inclusion at the ASRC Footscray

Sport as a tool for social inclusion at the ASRC Footscray

At the end of last year the ASRC Footscray officially opened its doors at its new site at 214 Nicholson St, Footscray. The much-celebrated opening saw speeches by the late Malcolm Fraser and other special guests along with performances from Circus Oz and more.

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Great partnership with Cricket NSW benefits students in Sydney’s Intensive English Centres

Great partnership with Cricket NSW benefits students in Sydney’s Intensive English Centres

At the end of last year, Sports Without Borders NSW partnered with Cricket NSW to run 4-week In2Cricket programs for students at Intensive English Centres (IEC) across greater Sydney. Over 300 students were reached across the five IECs, making the program a huge success.

Week 1 saw that students introduced to the fundamental skills of cricket, with Week 2 progressing to batting. Week 3 saw students learn the unique skill of bowling and Week 4 offered an opportunity to play games and combine all the skills learnt.

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2015 SPORTS WITHOUT BORDERS CONFERENCE

2015 SPORTS WITHOUT BORDERS CONFERENCE

Friday, 1 May, 2015 - Moonee Ponds, Melbourne.

 

I’m not Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, but… Stop. Think. Change.” 

 

The 2015 National Community Sports Conference, hosted by Sports Without Borders and Our Community, brings together the complete picture – sportspeople, club officials, volunteers, policymakers, government funders, federal and local government workers, peak bodies, and sports administrators. 

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Yarra Pathways Program Launch in Fitzroy

Yarra Pathways Program Launch in Fitzroy

Last week City of YarraMelbourne City Football Club and Yarra Youth Services launched the Yarra Pathways Program in Atherton gardens to a crowd of young players, supporters and community members. 

After brief presentations from Yarra City Mayor Cr Phillip VlahogiannisMelbourne City Football Club CEO Scott Munn and Yarra Young Citizen of the Year 2015 Wilson Poni, the squad of 24 young locals were presented their playing jerseys by Melbourne City number 17, Jason Hoffman.

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Telco Together Foundation volunteer connects through cricket during In2Cricket program, NSW

Telco Together Foundation volunteer connects through cricket during In2Cricket program, NSW

Telco Together Foundation volunteer, Gerry Serrao, arrived from India with his family 40 years ago and connected with his new community in Australia through his love of cricket. Having recently finished his 43 year career as a player, Serrao is giving back through coaching, umpiring and volunteering.

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Chris Hayes, MP commends SWB and South West Connect

Chris Hayes, MP commends SWB and South West Connect

As Sports Without Borders enters 2015, we are gearing up for another year of successful partnerships and continued progress on our Social Inclusion Through Sports (SITS) programs. However, progress would not be possible without our previous work.

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Melbourne University Athletics Club raises funds for Sports Without Borders

Melbourne University Athletics Club raises funds for Sports Without Borders

With about 150 athletes and 30 associates, coaches and officials, Melbourne University Athletics Club (MUAC) is a long-standing club, who boasts well-rounded athletes.

In an effort to contribute to the local community, President Hamish Beaumont is steering the club’s efforts to “give back”.

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Carlton Primary School kids enjoy supporting Melbourne City Football Club at AAMI stadium

Carlton Primary School kids enjoy supporting Melbourne City Football Club at AAMI stadium

To a roaring crowd of over 7,700 people, ten-year-old Hadya Nur ran onto AAMI stadium, hand in hand with Brisbane Roar player Henrique. Having never been to a live football game, Hadya’s eyes were wide with excitement for the following 90 minutes.

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