Sports Without Borders Youth Action Day, Media Alert


Sports Without Borders Youth Action Day

 When:                         Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Time:                           9AM - 3PM

Where:                         Debney Park Secondary College gymnasium


 Sports Without Borders (SWB) and Moonee Valley City Council present Youth Action day on Wednesday eighth of December at Debney Park Secondary College. The day will host students from years five to eight from Ascot Vale West, Debney Meadows and Flemington Primary Schools.

Youth Action is an organised technology driven physical sports activity process for children including refugee and newly arrived Australian youth who will undertake fun games and simple athletic movements. The data collected will be used for short and long term research into the health and wellbeing of children in Victoria. SWB see Youth Action as key to physical enabling social inclusion through community sports participation.

Youth Action will introduce local sporting clubs to the children and provide trial experience with each sport. Sporting organisations AFL Multicultural, NRL Northern Wolves, Essendon Football Club, Maribyrnong Park Ladies Cricket Club, Netball Victoria. Melbourne Heart and Australian Sports Commission. Active After School Communities will be providing sporting experiences for the kids. Research and education partner Monash University Education will also be in attendance.

Technology Partner Fusion Sport Smartspeed technology

Youth Action participants will use Fusion Sports SMARTSPEED™ hi-tech wristbands, an Australian developed, world first, wireless, computer controlled Coaching and Training Test system.


Media Inquiries

Tom Demetriou

e:   ph. 0400 002 953


Anne King                      

Director - Community and International Development   

e:             ph. 0447 4484 77