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New member to Sports Without Borders’ advisory board

New member to Sports Without Borders’ advisory board

Sports Without Borders is delighted to announce Nick Hatzoglou is joining its advisory board. Bringing his professional and personal experience, Hatzoglou shares many of SWB’s values.

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

“When I was in school, sport was one platform to mix with the other boys and girls and fit in,” says Hatzoglou. “Sport is powerful, I could be like everybody else.”

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.

“We should be able to welcome, and resettle migrant communities better because Australia has had several cycles,” says Hatzoglou. “And sport is a great way to do this. Sport is generally safe, welcoming and inclusive because it is not about who you are but about your contribution to sport.”

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.

Having navigated different layers of support from volunteer to program development and implementation to national body and developing strategies, Hatzoglou is a great asset to the SWB team.

 

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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?

SPORTS PARTICIPATION CONFERENCE & SPORTS TECHNOLOGY EXPO

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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2013 Sports Without Borders Grassroots Sports Conference

2013 Sports Without Borders Grassroots Sports Conference

The Test, the Open, the Grand Final – these events structure our year as much as the big religious festivals. Questions about Bradman turn up in citizenship exams. In this country sport means something.  We’ve spent more on the Olympics than on the National Broadband network. From the top down to the grassroots, we use sports to express our values. Those values have to come from all of us and speak to all of us. They have to change with the times.

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We're all on the Same Team, TVC

We're all on the Same Team, TVC

The We're All On The Same Team #waotst Campaign was launched Friday, June 15, 2012 by Senator Kate Lundy at the 2012 Sports Without Borders National Grassroots Sports Conference. This is a campaign featuring sports stars from different backgrounds and different sports coming together to promote a positive social inclusion message. Show your support for a more socially inclusive Australia here or on Twitter @sportsWB.

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Sports Without Borders National Community Sports Conference, 27/06/11

Sports Without Borders National Community Sports Conference, 27/06/11

Landmark conference on grassroots Sports participation at Moonee Valley Function Centre at the Moonee Valley Racecourse on Monday, June 27, 2011.

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2011 Sports Without Borders National Sports Conference, Post Conference Press Release

2011 Sports Without Borders National Sports Conference, Post Conference Press Release

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 and AFL facilitate 100 tickets to Essendon v West Coast for visiting university students.

Sports Without Borders and AFL facilitate 100 tickets to Essendon v West Coast for visiting university students.

July 21, 2010

Sports Without Borders and AFL facilitate 100 tickets to Essendon v West Coast for visiting university students.

As a part of Sports Without Borders dedication to social cohesion and global friendships, SWB was happy to assist Australian University Sport by welcoming the World University Squash Championship participants from 11 countries and inviting them to attend a game of Australian football.

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A NATIONAL SNAPSHOT OF OUR KIDS HEALTH

A NATIONAL SNAPSHOT OF OUR KIDS HEALTH

Youth Action is an ambitious plan to take Australia’s school kids for the very first time through an organized technology driven sports activity process in an effort to promote and assist the healthy development of our young. For our nation this program would enable better, targeted future planning and assist in a healthier future.
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