Sports inclusion programs

Welcome Football

With over 15 years’ experience in facilitating participation in sport, CMY recognises that sport is an effective tool for engaging young people, especially newly-arrived young people. CMY delivers sport programs for young people of refugee and migrant backgrounds to increase social cohesion and participation.

Welcome Football is using the world game to support newly arrived Syrian and Iraqi families to build connections in their local communities in and around the City of Hume.  The program has many aspects to it, including:

  • Regular in-school and after-school football programs
  • School holiday programs
  • The youth leadership Community Champions program
  • The Welcome Football Festival for Women and Girls to be held on Saturday 16 March 2019
  • Support for participants to register for local clubs

Contact Ed Alexander on or on 0431 580 341 if you have any questions. 

Game Plan 

CMY's sports program aims to create a more inclusive and responsive sports sector that is attuned to the needs of refugee and migrant young people, as well as increase their access and participation in sport and recreation.

To do this, CMY works with sporting bodies such as a clubs and State Sporting Associations to increase cultural diversity in sport. 

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MY Team

Visit our Vimeo channel to watch short films about young people and sports:

YMNT - A young, multicultural netball team in Gippsland.

Refugees Saving Lives - The settlement story of an Afghan lifesaver.

Habib Speaks - The story of an Afghan footy player.

The All Stars - A young basketball team in Collingwood.