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Midnight Basketball

Midnight Basketball

Midnight Basketball is a national social inclusion programme to help youth identify & embrace positive opportunities.
Basketball gives African girls more independence

Basketball gives African girls more independence

Young team of girls from African backgrounds find playing basketball gives them more independence from their families.
Sudanese athlete overcomes diversity to run for Australia

Sudanese athlete overcomes diversity to run for Australia

Refugee and up-and-coming athlete Duer Yoa survives war-torn Sudan to be the first Sudanese athlete to run for Australia.
Talented soccer player defies gender and cultural stereotypes

Talented soccer player defies gender and cultural stereotypes

Cindy Lay defies traditional East Timorese stereotypes to play soccer.
Lawn bowls program allows participants to learn English while they bowl

Lawn bowls program allows participants to learn English while they bowl

Lawn bowls becomes a avenue to learn English, while developing a love of sport.
Junior soccer team breaks through cultural barriers

Junior soccer team breaks through cultural barriers

A diverse soccer team with players from Vietnam, China, Burma and Africa break through cultural barriers to form a cohesive team.
Australian Football League Multicultural Camp

Australian Football League Multicultural Camp

The first Multicultural Australian Football League (AFL) Camp exposed kids from 25 different nationalities to the AFL talent pathway. It is hoped this camp will become a yearly event providing the opportunity to bring all cultures together to play the game.
Australian Football - A Game for all

Australian Football - A Game for all

Harry played Australian Rules Football to help him integrate into Australian society and developed a passion for the game
Brunswick Zebras

Brunswick Zebras

A suburban soccer team in Melbourne, includes new arrivals & refugees by tapping into their passion & knowledge of the world game. Their expertise in coaching & familiarity to the game of soccer assists settlement, supports assimilation & empowers people from diverse cultures.
Touch Football

Touch Football

Legendary touch player Tony Eltakchi shares his story on how he became involved in Touch Football. Tony is from a Lebanese background & talks about how his parents didn’t understand what sport in Australia was & how he is helping to attract people from a multicultural background to Touch Football.
Lifesaving Victoria

Lifesaving Victoria

Have developed a program to encourage people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds to be lifesavers. Participants and organisers of the program discuss their experiences and why lifesaving for CALD communities is so important.
Sudanese National Basketball Tournament

Sudanese National Basketball Tournament

The Sudanese National Basketball Tournament was held in December 2009 with participants from around Australia attending the event which encourages Sudanese communities to participate in basketball.
Sunshine Heights Cricket Club

Sunshine Heights Cricket Club

The Sunshine Cricket Club prides itself on its very multicultural mix of ethnicities at the club, in both the senior and junior levels.
Southern Tasmanian Badminton Association – Sport bridging cultural divides

Southern Tasmanian Badminton Association – Sport bridging cultural divides

Southern Tasmanian Badminton Association is using the language of sport to bridge cultural divides between the local community and international students. The results are showing for both the association in terms of membership and community outreach, as well as for individuals through increased confidence and skills gained through their participation in sport

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Matt Cowdrey is Australia's winner of the most Paralympic medals, having won 23 Gold, 7 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.

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141 thousand people have so far completed the ASC online coaching course.
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26 thousand people have so far completed the ASC online officiating course.
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