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Multicultural Football Programs in Australia


Becoming involved in a sport that you know little about can be intimidating. If you live in Australia and for any reason don't understand the rules of Australian Football, or aren't comfortable signing-up at a local club, one of the below programs might better suit your needs. If you wish to have your club added to this list, please email us through our About Us - Contact Us section.


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MunicipalityClubOverview
City of WhitehorseEmmaus Wattle ParkEWP have introduced a sports integration program to give local Sudanese refugees the chance to play football. Further reading.
City of WhitehorseElgar Park DragonsAn offshoot of the Box Hill North football club, the Dragons are a predominantly Asian football team. They were formed to "send out a message to the Asian community that your kids are welcome to come out and have a go." Previously some Asian-Australians had "avoided the suburban football club environment, simply because they'd never been in an environment like that before." Further reading.
Monash City CouncilSandown CobrasThe club has seniors and reserves teams and has opportunities for players aged 17 and up to sample Australian Rules Football. Given the negative media attention the Sudanese community received last year, the club wanted to offer a positive and constructive outlet for young Sudanese to engage in. Further reading.
City of Greater DandenongSt. John's Old CollegiansAlike Sandown, the Old Collegians have previously welcomed migrants at their club, particularly members of the embattled Sudanese community. Further reading.
City of Glen EiraGlen Eira SaintsThe Saints welcome diversity. In 2006 there were six Somalia-born players on their team roster. Further reading.

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