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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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'Let's All Play: Run K!ck Play' day.

'Let's All Play: Run K!ck Play' day.

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.

 

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Sports Without Borders banking on greater South West sports participation

Sports Without Borders banking on greater South West sports participation

In an Australian first, South West Sports Assembly in Victoria has formed a sports ‘Microbank’. This great innovation gives recipients an interest free loan allowing them to participate in sporting activities while addressing the main barrier to this activity - cost.

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