Recently Arrived South Australians Get A Sporting Chance

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15th February 2010, 04:00am - Views: 696

Recently Arrived South Australians Get a Sporting Chance

The City of Salisbury will receive $46 000 in funding under the Australian Government's Diverse Australia Program, the Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services, Laurie Ferguson, announced today.

"The Diverse Australia Program aims to promote respect, fairness and a sense of belonging for everyone in all Australian communities," Mr Ferguson said.

The City has recently become home to migrants from countries including Afghanistan, Myanmar, Iraq, Bhutan and a number of African countries.

"The Salisbury link: coming together through sport project will encourage newly arrived families to join in recreational and sporting activities, provide assistance to parents and run sporting clinics."

Mr Champion said the project would bring migrants, refugees and the local community together through sport, helping to build both relationships and team spirit.

"It is essential that all residents, regardless of their background, feel they provide an essential and welcome contribution to the Salisbury community.

"Sport provides a great way for all community members to connect and form lasting relationships," Mr Champion said.

Full details of the successful Diverse Australia Program community grants projects can be found at

Media Contact: Carla Wilshire (0432 755 935)
Media Contact: Nick Champion (0488 556 036)

SOURCE; Laurie Ferguson, Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs and
Settlement Services

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