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.Read More
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.Read More
2014 Sports Without Borders Conference - Win or lose: is it really how you play the game?”
Sports Participation Conference & Sports Technology Expo 2014 Friday, May 2 2014 - Moonee Ponds, Melbourne. Registration
Our panel of speakers has changed to include Simon Hollingsworth (CEO of Australian Sports Commission) and Hon Damian Drum (Victorian Minister for Sport and Recreation).Read More
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.Read More
The Department of Planning and Community Development through the Minister, the Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio, awarded SWB a significant grant of $360,000 from its Victorian Community support grant on 2nd September, 2010 at Debney Park Secondary College, Flemington.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
From asylum-seeking camps along the Thai and Burmese border, to the Western Victorian town of Nhill; the journey of the Karen (Kayin) refugees is a great example of how people from different backgrounds can harmoniously both live and grow together.Read More
Tarik brings five years of business relationship and two years of community sport experience to Sports Without Borders.Read More