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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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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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Sports Without Borders Media Release - 19.11.12

Sports Without Borders Media Release - 19.11.12

Media Release -  November 19, 2012.

Young Leaders bring Futsal tournament to Melbourne University

What: Carlton Community Sports Carnival

When: 2 – 6pm, November 24, 2012

Where: Melbourne University Sport, Tin Alley, Parkville

Contact: Tom Demetriou, tom.demetriou@sportswithoutborders.org, 0400002953

Carlton Community Sports Carnival is back! The young leaders of Carlton, with the support of Sports Without Borders, City of Melbourne, University of Melbourne, Melbourne University Sport and Drummond St Services, are proud to present the second Carlton Community Sports Carnival.

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A big day for grassroots sports in Australia

A big day for grassroots sports in Australia

Linkages and partnerships are the lifeblood of any sporting organisation in Australia, at all levels of the organisation and sport, and administrators need advice on how to link, market and get grants to support their work. The 2012 Sports Without Borders Our Community National Sports Conference aimed to address this need and support sporting organisation by providing insights, case studies, opportunities and connections through great speakers and hands-on workshops.

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Hawthorn Spartans back Sports Without Borders

Hawthorn Spartans back Sports Without Borders

Sports Without Borders would like to thank the Hawthorn Spartans for their recent generous donation.

The Spartans, a gang of football mad Greeks, draw their inspiration from the '300' movie, Greek history and their own Hellenic backgrounds. The Spartans have drawn the Greek community together weekly since they began last year and in a successful debut, made the Grand Final in VAFA Club 18 football. Not bad for a bunch of guys who had never really played football before.

Their second annual ball in May raised funds for the club, and also for the sporting community generally, through their contribution to Sports Without Borders. This will go directly into Sports Scholarships for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, to develop and achieve their dreams.

The Hawthorn Spartans have not lost a game this season yet, and we wish them all the best for 2012.

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