Diversitat Futsal Academy is an early intervention pilot project for refugee youth aged 14-18 years and residing in Geelong.

The program aims to use indoor soccer to build resilience through increasing access to positive role modelling for at-risk young people, who have been in Australia less than five years.

The program promotes equal opportunity and access to opportunities in the broader community while building personal capacity to deal with confronting behaviours.

The program commenced in Term Two and engaged 24 diverse young people. They recently welcomed Melbourne Victory’s Yazid Said, who shared his journey from being a young person in Eretria to now playing professional soccer.

For more information about the program, email [email protected] or phone 5260-6000.

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