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Minister Pike launches Sports Without Borders Youth Action pilot at North Melbourne Football Club

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Minister Pike launches Sports Without Borders Youth Action pilot at North Melbourne Football Club

 Sports Without Borders has the following media opportunities this week:

Saturday 26th June 2010

When: 10.00 – 12.00pm (Minister Pike will be attendance between 10 -1045 am)

Where: North Melbourne Football Club (ground floor - multipurpose stadium)

Youth Action is an organised technology driven physical sports activity process for children including refugee and newly arrived Australian youth aged 5- 14 years who undertake fun games and simple athletic movements. SWB see its Youth Action program as key to physical sports participation with community and sporting groups that enables social inclusion.

The day program will draw youth from the local North and West of Melbourne. It will focus on improving personal development and social skills, physical health, self- esteem and promoting multiculturalism and social cohesion. The North Melbourne football club facility; The Learning and Life Centre, has facilitated participation in the event by community youth groups including the Kensington Flemington Junior Sports Club, YMCA Victoria Community Programming , Doutta Galla Youth Limited, The Centre based in Errol Street as well as the North Melbourne Rotary Club, and Victoria Market.

Minister for Education Bronwyn Pike will be joined by Sports Without Borders Chair James Demetriou and Melbourne City Councillor Jennifer Kanis for the formalities at Arden Street.

When: 10.00 – 12.00pm (Minister Pike will be attendance between 10 -1045 am)

Where: North Melbourne Football Club (ground floor - multipurpose stadium)

 About Fusion Sport, the Youth Action technology partner

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

Media will be able to obtain vision and photos of Youth Action in operation and light refreshments will be served afterwards compliments of the North Melbourne Rotary Club

For contact: Tom Demetriou - Media and Communications advisor to Sports Without Borders:

Mobile: 0400002953

Email: tom.demetriou@sportswithoutborders.org