Location

Australia

Key achievement

Creation of the Field of Dreams Song

Football United

Network Member

Founded in 2006, Football United uses football to support the integration of refugee children, young people and their families into urban communities throughout Australia. In order for Football United to achieve its mission of assisting recently arrived young refugees and their families in their transition into Australian society, it facilitates community partnerships, advocates and promotes refugee support, and undertakes research. Football United runs weekly football and futsal programmes, holiday camps, leadership training and gala days. The organisation has been successful in gaining the support of local and national football clubs and bodies, the government and high-profile members of the football and media communities.

Social Topics

Education
Employability
Enviroment
Gender Equality
Health
Peace Building
Social Integration
Youth leadership

Contact

Football United
Anne Bunde-Birouste
ab.birouste@unsw.edu.au

Latest From Football United

“They explained to us how to find out your way in life. To know more about your skills and what you can do, so they gave us more confidence…and they give you a good opportunity for you to be a good leader in the community and you can change something

Ahmed, Yom, Melvin, Teresa
Football United youth leaders