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2011 Sports Without Borders Seasons Greetings

2011 Sports Without Borders Seasons Greetings

Dear friends,

The year 2011 bought challenges, opportunities and ultimately success for Sports Without Borders. SWB continued programs like the grants program and Youth Action while adding leadership programs for newly arrived communities and the Social Inclusion Through Sports (SITS) program. (Online Version with pics).

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How tennis racquets gave kids something to hold onto.

How tennis racquets gave kids something to hold onto.

Moomba Park Tennis Club submitted an application for a direct grant of $1250 from Sports Without Borders to help young under privileged kids from a wide range of cultural backrounds to join local tennis activities to develop their self esteem and help them integrate into their community. We were very happy to assist.

 

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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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