Football Queensland has partnered with Multicultural Australia to promote social inclusion by delivering the Connecting Through Sport program for migrants and refugees.
Connecting Through Sport gives individuals and families from multicultural backgrounds an avenue into community sporting clubs via a four-week training program.
FQ is currently working with eight clubs in South East and South West Queensland to deliver the program in strategic areas with a high density of newly arrived migrants.
The clubs are USQ FC and Rockville Rovers in Toowoomba, and Acacia Ridge, Bethania Rams, Centenary Stormers, Logan Metro, North Star and Western Pride across Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan.
Get in touch with us to join one of our programs – email@example.com
The Multicultural Settlement Program (MSP) aims to foster relationships between clubs, schools and local communities to engage and provide playing opportunities for newly-arrived children.
It is a FREE, 6 week MiniRoos program for boys and girls aged 5 to 11 who have arrived in Australia within the past 5 years. Sessions are run weekly with qualified coaches teaching participants key football skills through fun exercises and games in an inclusive environment. All participants receive a free participant pack including a ball, shin pads, boot bag and water bottle upon completion of the program.
Football Queensland successfully ran two MSP pilot programs in 2020 in Logan & Toowoomba. Learn more about these programs here.
Girls United is a fun and exciting football program for women and girls within Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, designed to eliminate the unique barriers members of CALD communities experience when participating in football.
Girls United is an 8-week program, with each session exploring both a football skill and a key social and emotional principle through specifically designed football activities and purposeful, safe discussions. The football sessions are delivered in a powerful, positive and inclusive learning environment by trained coaches.
In 2021, Football Queensland delivered a highly successful program at Brisbane club Bethania Rams. If your club is interested in running a Girls United program or would like to find out more, contact Football Queensland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refugee Week celebrations are held across Australia during June to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. This year Refugee Week will be celebrated from 20 – 27 June with the theme ‘Unity – The way forward‘.
Football Queensland will be joining in celebrating refugees within our community and shining the spotlight on their contributions to our game.
Zones and clubs across Queensland as invited to join FQ every year by hosting events or initiatives that align with the theme. Ideas on ways in which your club or zone can get involved can be found here.
Is your club planning an event? Let us know – email@example.com.