With over 20 years of experience in facilitating youth participation in sport, CMY recognises that sport is an effective tool for engaging young people, especially newly-arrived young people.

CMY runs sport programs for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to increase participation, build a sense of belonging and help participants to develop new connections as they settle in Australia.

We also work closely with sports clubs and organisations, with the aim of creating a sector that is more accessible, inclusive and responsive to the needs of young people from diverse backgrounds.

Find out more about our capability building work in the sport sector.

Current programs for young people

Youth Transitions Support

Youth Transitions Support uses sport to engage newly-arrived young people in the City of Hume and provide support in education, employment and training within the sporting industry.

In addition to weekly sports programs, CMY facilitates excursions to employers in the sports industry, and incursions from local sports clubs and organisations to promote wider opportunities to get involved in community sport.

Open to young people aged 15-25, based in the City of Hume, who are newly-arrived to Australia (5 years or less).

Youth Transitions Support is a partnership program led by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, with support of the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

For more info, contact:
Brett Watson | Project Officer
E | bwatson@cmy.net.au
M | 0487084861