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Next round of Sports Scholarship Program coming soon

Next round of Sports Scholarship Program coming soon

Sports Without Borders provides direct grants for new and emerging communities to participate in sport. These scholarships provide access to young people wishing to participate in sport clubs and community organisations and promote sport as a tool for social inclusion.

The next round of Sport Scholarship Program will be available shortly, but until then we encourage you to follow Sports Without Borders on Facebook and Twitter to see stay in the loop.

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SWB’s 4th Annual Conference Gets Sport Ethical And Innovative

SWB’s 4th Annual Conference Gets Sport Ethical And Innovative

The 4th annual Sports Without Borders conference explored controversial challenges of ethics and sport. Participants left the conference with hands-on strategies to deal with the day-to-day ethical dilemmas that result in sporting activity. The conference was held in the Moonee Ponds Race Course on Friday 2nd of May. It gave people passionate about increasing participation in sport the unique chance to engage with experts and leaders in the industry.

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2014 Sports Without Borders Conference - Win or Lose: Is it really how you play the game?

2014 Sports Without Borders Conference - Win or Lose: Is it really how you play the game?

Win or lose: is it really how you play the game?”

Sports Participation Conference & Sports Technology Expo 2014

Friday, 2 May, 2014 - Moonee Ponds, Melbourne.

“The Great Debate returns for 2014 and we introduce the Australian Sports Technologies Network Tech Expo!”

The 2014 Sports Without Borders Conference brings together the complete picture – sportspeople, club officials, volunteers, policymakers, government funders, federal and local government workers, peak bodies, and sports administrators.

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Sports Without Borders National Sports Conference, Post Conference Press Release

Sports Without Borders National Sports Conference, Post Conference Press Release

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a post-conference press release available tomorrow as well as extra information from the panelists. Speeches from panelists will be made available through Our Comunity. More information available in tomorrow's press release.

Read yesterdays press release

See ABC News item on our You Tube channel

Remember to keep tweeting on #swb2011, Follow us @sportswb and join our Facebook page

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Sports Without Borders National Sports Conference 2011 Post Conference Media Release 01/07/2011

Sports Without Borders National Sports Conference 2011 Post Conference Media Release 01/07/2011

Participation and Inclusion

The first Sports Without Borders National Sports Conference on 27 June, 2011, truly crossed all borders and left those in attendance undoubtedly more inspired and informed about community sport and the need to address issues around inclusion.

Photos available on Facebook

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Peace rules in the 2011 AFL International Cup

Peace rules in the 2011 AFL International Cup

In 2008 the Peace team was one of the stories of international success for AFL, where 13 Israeli’s and 13 Palestinians were brought together to play for peace at the 2008 AFL International cup. Now in 2011, 18 new players and 18 veterans have been brought together again in the effort to break down barriers and stereotypes. Beside the fight for mutual understanding, they have also been brought together in their attempts to master the game of footy.
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SWB Leadership Programs inspires youth

SWB Leadership Programs inspires youth

Sports Without Borders delivered the first in its Leadership programs at Dandenong High School on Friday 2nd September. 

The Centre For Multicultural Youth (CMY) ran the first day of the Sports Without Border’s Young Leadership Program with students from Dandenong High School and Cranbourne Secondary College. The thirty students, from various cultural backgrounds, were selected by the schools, City of Greater Dandenong and the City of Casey on the basis of their leadership skills both at school and in the community.

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Roundtable Speech, James Demetriou, 21/09/11

Roundtable Speech, James Demetriou, 21/09/11

Roundtable Speech form James Demetriou in Canberra. Particpants were Australian Football League, National Rugby League/Australian Football League, Football Federation of Australia, Cricket Australia, Netball Australia, Basketball Australia, Hockey Australia, Football United, Disability and Race Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Multicultural Council, Centre for Multicultural Youth (Vic), Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, Foundation House, Settlement of Council of Australia (NSW), Multicultural Development Association, (QLD), Multicultural Youth South Australia, Sports Without Borders (Vic), Vic Health, Australian Sports Commission, Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
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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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A hit with the kids: 2013 Carlton Community Sports Carnival

A hit with the kids: 2013 Carlton Community Sports Carnival

Carlton Community Sports Carnival (CCSC) was held at Melbourne University Sports Grounds, Saturday, November 23rd, 2013.The Sports carnival provided the children from Carlton and surrounding suburbs a chance to come down and participate in a soccer tournament and meet other members of their community.

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Media Release: Carlton Community Sports Carnival is back for 2013

Media Release: Carlton Community Sports Carnival is back for 2013

Carlton Community Sports Carnival - all welcome

Date: Saturday November 23

Time: 1 – 5 pm

Where: Melbourne University Sports Ground, Tin Alley, Parkville

Carlton Community Sports Carnival (or CCSC) is a community sports event where Melbourne University Sport opens up its sports facilities for the surrounding Carlton community.

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Hadi aces opportunity to connect through sport

Hadi aces opportunity to connect through sport

Hadi Najafi is of Hazara (Afghan) background and was born in Pakistan. (There are around 650, 000 Hazara Afghanis living in Pakistan). Hadi lives in Australia independently and this had caused him to be socially isolated.  His decision to turn back to the sport he enjoyed playing in Pakistan has increases his community connectedness in his new country.

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African football ambition comes to Australia

African football ambition comes to Australia

From Morocco to South Africa it doesn’t matter what the football is made out of – plastic or skin - you will see football played in Africa. It is an obsession. At the highest level, many of the game’s finest players have come from Africa.  Didier Drogba, Toure and Kanu to name a few. They are often adopted and even naturalised by the country they play most of their football - a testament to football’s role in breaking down racial barriers.

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Sports Without Borders names Tarik Bayrakli as new General Manager

Sports Without Borders names Tarik Bayrakli as new General Manager

Tarik brings five years of business relationship and two years of community sport experience to Sports Without Borders. 

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