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Moama Echuca Border Raiders Soccer Association - NSW

With 130 boys and only 25 girls playing in the Saturday soccer competition, Moama Soccer Association (MSA) applied for a grant as means to get more girls involved in the sport.

With the support of the Sports Foundation and a S4E grant, Moama Soccer Association has been able to coordinate multiple soccer skills sessions for junior girls. Schools across five different areas of NSW have been able to introduce girls to the game, who previously had not been involved in soccer or other team sports.

“The ASF provides a great platform to promote your project and raise funds by offering the ability to make tax-deductible donations to your members and the broader community.” GAVERN LOVETT. SECRETARY MULGRAVE – COMBINED CRICKET ASSOCIATION

Tamworth Water Polo Club - QLD

Through their S4E grant, Tamworth Water Polo Club has been able to cover the playing costs for 20 students from low-income families and provide several scholarships for Indigenous students wanting to compete in the school competition. This opportunity has given many students access, for the first time, to regular, structured physical activity in a team-based competition.

Saints Soccer Club - QLD

With the financial support of the Sports Foundation, Saints Soccer Club (SSC) in Cairns have been able to offer an inclusive and supportive sporting environment for newly arrived refugee students. SSC engaged with 20 students from Congolese and Nepalese backgrounds and were able to cover all their finances to participate: including uniforms, coaching time and registrations. SSC worked with schools with high populations of culturally and linguistically diverse students and created ‘Street Soccer’ a program which teaches important life skills in addition to soccer training and fitness. Many of the students are from low-income families and the high costs associated with playing sport meant they missed out. Through the S4E grant it meant that the soccer club was able to absorb these costs and eliminate the financial barriers to participation.