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SWB conference raises integrity of sport

SWB conference raises integrity of sport

Written by Katie Smith from Reporter’s Academy (a media production company run by young people). 

Sporting organisations around Australia are currently facing a number of challenges, from falling participation numbers in some grassroots sport, to the wide use of performing enhancing drugs at an elite and community sport level.  Add to that the declining numbers of volunteers and there is a big job ahead of sporting organisations to remain relevant and be socially inclusive.

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Seasons Greetings 2012

Seasons Greetings 2012

SEASONS GREETINGS 2012 

2012 has been a big but successful year for Sports Without Borders. We have continued facilitating important programs in the community and deepened our engagement and consultation with communities across Victoria. Our focus has remained the same – innovation, engagement and leadership.

We’d like to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you to everyone who has supported Sports Without Borders over 2012. Pease enjoy these highlights from the year.

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Speakers at the 2012 SWB National Community Sports Conference

Speakers at the 2012 SWB National Community Sports Conference

Australians love our sports; the thrill of competition, the warm glow of fellowship and the joys that come with being part of a team drive this passion. But not everybody gets a fair go in Australian sports today.

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2012 SWB National Community Sports Conference, Linkages & Partnerships

2012 SWB National Community Sports Conference, Linkages & Partnerships

On 27 June 2011, SWB and Our Community staged the inaugural National Community Sports Conference at Moonee Valley Function Centre. The event attracted 380 delegates from around Australia who work in, play or administer sport and/or are involved in the community, as well participants from local and state and federal government agencies. The conference focused on different target communities in Australia, including people from CALD and Indigenous backgrounds, All Abilities and women.
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Carlton Community Sports Carnival: Young people's passion makes it happen

Carlton Community Sports Carnival: Young people's passion makes it happen

The young people of the Carlton area distinguished themselves on Wednesday 28th March, 2011. How? A group of young people from the many newly-arrived cultures  of Carlton organized and perhaps established the Carlton Community Sports Carnival held at Melbourne University as a yearly event.

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Sports Without Borders and AFL facilitate 100 tickets to Essendon v West Coast for visiting university students.

Sports Without Borders and AFL facilitate 100 tickets to Essendon v West Coast for visiting university students.

July 21, 2010

Sports Without Borders and AFL facilitate 100 tickets to Essendon v West Coast for visiting university students.

As a part of Sports Without Borders dedication to social cohesion and global friendships, SWB was happy to assist Australian University Sport by welcoming the World University Squash Championship participants from 11 countries and inviting them to attend a game of Australian football.

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If there's one thing we're about it's Unity

If there's one thing we're about it's Unity

Essendon partnered with North Melbourne FC and Sports Without Borders for the first time to host the third Unity Cup with the Australian Federal Police at Windy Hill last Sunday.

For photos Visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/sportswithoutborders/

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Hero Story - Bachar Houli

Hero Story - Bachar Houli

Houli’s parents migrated from Lebanon to Melbourne’s western suburbs 30 years ago and Houli’s parents were initially unimpressed with his desire to play Australian football. His persistence and graduation through the AFL game development pathways was so consistent that his parents were won over to the game once they saw their son’s role model potential for the Lebanese and wider Islamic community. His parents were also impressed with the inclusive model put in place at Essendon under Kevin Sheedy in which their son’s religious commitments were respected and worked into the club culture.

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