Sports inclusion programs

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 from refugee and migrant backgrounds to increase social cohesion and participation. 


Welcome Football

Welcome Football is using the world game to support young people and families who have recently arrived in Australia to build connections in their community. 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
  • Support for participants to register for local clubs.

Our volunteer Community Champions play an integral role in this, through planning and delivering in-school, after-school and holiday programs and events.

We are currently looking for young people to join our team who:

  • Live/work/study/play in or around the City of Hume
  • Love football
  • Are interested in making positive change in their community
  • Want to have some fun and meet some new people.

Training dates are 30 September, 1 October and 19 October. Download the flyer and Position Description for more information. 

Contact Ed Alexander on or on 0431 580 341 if you have any questions or would like to apply to become a Community Champion.

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.