On 31st of December 2017, Communicare’s Multicultural Youth Sport Project (MYSport) finished its second six week multisport and leadership program that saw over 220 young people from 29 different countries participate in over eight different sports, including soccer, AFL, volleyball and netball.
MYSport, funded by Office for Multicultural Interests, aims to foster social connectedness and inclusion through engaging multicultural young people into sport and leadership opportunities. The project was delivered collaboratively with over 30 partners including state sports associations, local governments, community groups and the WA Police.
As a part of the program MY Sport took on two school based trainees, Omer and Rona, who played an integral role in the planning and delivery of the MY Sport project. Omer and Rona will receive their Certificate II in Sport and Recreation upon completion of their traineeship this December.
One participant from Afghanistan described the program as amazing. “I used to do nothing after school and was grateful for the opportunity to be involved in the MY Sport project”
"At first I was a bit shy and didn’t know that many people, but since joining the program my confidence has grown and I’ve made new friends."
He attended both the Cannington and Gosnells MYSport programs and is eager to join a local soccer club next season.
The program’s success also attracted attention from MP Chris Tallentire, who attended one of the sessions and was impressed by the diversity of young people participating and the value it added within the local community.
Well done to the Settlement Services team for all their hard work in delivering the MYSport program