February 26, on a hot summer’s day, students turned community leaders and their teachers helped organise a Come and Try Sports Festival at Meade Reserve in the City of Monash. The Sports Festival preceded the Clayton Street Festival so participants could enjoy some games and clinics before wandering up the road to the Street Festival.
High school students from diverse multicultural backgrounds who attend Wellington Secondary College and South Oakleigh Secondary College, participated in the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) delivered leadership training and the Sports Without Borders delivered Sports Management training, which culminated in planning and implementing the ‘Let’s All Play: Run K!ck Play’ day, as a chance for young people to try out different sports, and learn about the Sports Scholarship Process, and connect with local clubs.
The students invited Tennis Victoria, Rugby League Victoria and Netball Victoria to come down and run clinics and mini games The leadership training for students is one part of ‘Let’s All Play’, a collaborative program supported by Monash City Council, Pinewood Community Bank Bendigo Bank, Department of Planning and Community Development and Sports Without Borders. The program also supports local sporting clubs through a cultural awareness training program and offers pathways into clubs through Sports Scholarships to young people who live, study or work within the City of Monash.
For more information please contact Monash City Council Recreation Services on 9518 3527 or Thomas Demetriou from SWB, 0400002953.