Overview

What We DoClick to expand

 

Sports Without Borders is a not-for-profit organisation which provides support for young people from new and emerging communities to overcome the barriers of participation in community sport.

Our focus is to build social inclusion through sport and we do this within four functional areas:

  • PROVIDE DIRECT GRANTS

Sports Scholarship Program

Scholarships provide access to young people wishing to participate in sport clubs and community organisations using sport to encourage social connections.

  • RAISE AWARENESS & INFLUENCE POLICY

Annual Sports Without Borders Conference

An annual community sports conference to influence public policy and unite sportspeople, club officials, volunteers, policymakers, funders, government and local government workers, peak bodies, and sports administrators.

Social Media

Actively share information about our organisation and community sport news through a website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

  • CONSULTATION SERVICES

Advisory

Consult to elite clubs, National sporting organisations as well as state sport organisations and government on developing social inclusion through sports programs. 

Partnerships

Maintain relationships with community and sport organisations and work together to deliver programs. 

Youth Action

Develop a new and exciting curriculum for Health and Physical Education that will better connect students, particularly those from new and emerging communities, with their physically active communities.

  • FACILITATE SPORT PROGRAMS

Heart of Carlton Program

A six-week healthy lifestyle and sport program delivered to Carlton Primary School students with University of Melbourne volunteers. The sport development program is delivered with a series of healthy lifestyle messages followed by Melbourne Heart soccer clinics.

Carlton Community Sports Carnival

The carnival aims to promote social inclusion by engaging the community with people from a diverse range of social and cultural backgrounds and aimed to facilitate partnerships between all members of the community, local organisations and council.

Monash ‘Let’s All Play’ Sports & Leadership Program

To train young people from the City of Monash as leaders and sports ambassadors within their schools and communities, hold sports festivals; work with local clubs and offer sports scholarships.

 

Advisory Committee Click to expand

 

JAMES DEMETRIOU

James is co-founder (with his son Tom) and Chair of Sports Without Borders, a not-for-profit organisation that provides support for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds who are involved or want to get involved in sport. A highly experienced senior executive and educator/academic, James has worked extensively in the corporate, educational and not-for- profit sectors. He was a former senior player (1975- 1976) and Director (1996-1997) of the Essendon Football Club. 

 DR B. (HASS) DELLAL AO

Dr B. (Hass) Dellal AO is the Executive Director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation and Deputy Chairman of the SBS Board of Directors. He has over 25 years’ experience in policy, management, community development and programming for cultural diversity.

He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to Multiculturalism, the Arts and the Community in 1997, and the Centenary of Federation Medal in 2003. He was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences by RMIT University in 2006. In 2015, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the multicultural community through leadership and advisory roles, to the advancement of inclusiveness and social harmony, to youth, and to the broadcast media.

NICK HATZOGLOU

Born in Australia into a loving, Greek migrant family, Hatzoglou experienced first hand the benefits of sport as a means of social inclusion.

Fast forward and Hatzoglou is keen to bring his passion for sport, experience growing up in Australia as a migrant kid and professional expertise to SWB. Hatzoglou believes that the lessons from past migrant communities should continue to help shape Australia into an inclusive and supportive country to migrate to.

Bringing experience as a player, coach, administrator and program developer, Hatzoglou has worked for local government, AFL, Cricket Victoria, the Football Federation of Victoria and currently Cricket Australia.