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.
On 14 October 2014 Sports Without Borders was awarded a Community Service Award by Chris Hayes MP, Federal Member for Fowler, NSW. The award commended our involvement with South West Connect in the Gaining Opportunities And Life Skills (GOALS) Program run by former Socceroos captain Paul Wade OAM. The five-week program engaged youths aged 13-16, offering encouraging examples from Wade’s life experience, along with opportunities to develop self-esteem and practical skills.
In an announcement on 22 September 2014, Chris Hayes MP noted the unemployment in his electorate and commended organisations like South West Connect that work to re-engage youths and help them find meaningful employment and opportunities.
SWB is delighted to have worked with South West Connect and thank Chris Hayes MP for the acknowledgement. This award feeds SWB’s enthusiasm to continue working with new and emerging communities and local organisations to use sport as a tool for social inclusion.