We offer range of sporting of activities specifically for engage migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum from culturally linguistically diverse communities (multicultural communities).
Multicultural Active Sports Australia (MASports Australia) is a club developed and supported by the Centre for Migrant and Refugee Health to actively engage migrants, refugees, and people seeking asylum in sports activities to boost their mental, and physical health.
Migrants, refugees, and people seeking asylum face barriers to participating in sports activities. There are insufficient sports programs that accommodate and cater to the needs of the culturally linguistically diverse (CALD) group or multicultural community, including migrants, refugees, and people seeking asylum. Furthermore, inequity and inequalities such as socioeconomic status, social isolation, and financial challenges make it difficult for CALD or multicultural communities to participate in Australian sports activities.
However, sports involvement has been touted as a way of helping forced migrants, refugees, and people seeking asylum integrate into their host communities. So, CMRH supports the MASports Australia Club to provide vibrant programs and sports initiatives that recognise the value of sports in helping people from multicultural backgrounds adjust to life in Australia.
MASports Australia Club program initiatives are ethno-centric sports providing opportunities that can impact forced migrants’ sense of belonging to multiple groups at one time and influence their sports and/or physical activity inclusion and participation in Australian clubs.
The program initiatives strategically promote mental and physical health and wellbeing to help migrants, refugees, and people seeking asylum recover from traumatic experiences.
We offer free training, coaching and mentoring support for our cohorts all genders, age 5 – 12 years and 13 – 24 years to participate in soccer, basketball, tennis, netball, football, athletics, and aquatics activities.
Our sports activities are culturally inclusive that address your cultural needs as individual from migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia.
If your son, daughter, or you would like to join, please ensure to put your expression of interest by contacting centre to discuss how your kids or children get a membership through firstname.lastname@example.org | (03) 8382 2125, or fill out form below.
The Centre works with all migrants, refugees, and people seeking asylum, regardless of their backgrounds. We are inclusive and aim to work with both federal and state sporting organisation and communities, including regional leisure Centre and local clubs.
Our passion is bringing sport to the disadvantaged and isolated communities to have equal and equitable participation in sports. We work with qualified coaches, trainers, parents, and community leaders.