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WHY SPORT MATTERS: Sport for development in Australia, the Pacific and Asia
Sport Matters launched a new report on sport for development at Parliament House in Canberra on 18 June 2014. The report was officially launched by Sport Matters Chair Michael Pilbrow & CEO Jackie Lauff together with Sport Matters Champions Liesl Tesch, Pat Farmer and Luke Ablett. ‘Why Sport Matters: Sport for development in Australia, the Pacific and Asia’ features case studies from a host of Australian organisations using sport to contribute to outcomes in health, gender equality, social inclusion, children & youth, and people with disabilities. It also includes the latest sport for development research from the Pacific.
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FOREWORD - Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General on Sport for Development and Peace
FOREWORD - Sam Mostyn, ACFID President & AFL Commissioner
INTRODUCTION - Jackie Lauff, CEO Sport Matters
SPORT MATTERS In Australia
AFL - AFL Cape York House Cairns
FOOTBALL UNITED - Creating Chances
SPORTS WITHOUT BORDERS - Social Inclusion Through Sports
NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE - In League In Harmony
THE BIG ISSUE - Community Street Soccer
Building the Evidence Base
AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION - Impact Research in the Pacific
SPORT MATTERS Around the World
Children & Youth:
CHILDFUND LAOS - It's More than Sport
OCEANIA FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION - Just Play
SAVE THE CHILDREN AUSTRALIA - Youth Outreach Partnership Program
CBM AUSTRALIA - Challenging Assumptions
TABLE TENNIS AUSTRALIA - Smash Down Barriers
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS - Respectful Relationships
NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE - League Bilong-Laif
AUSTRALIAN RUGBY UNION - Pacific in Union
INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COUNCIL EAST ASIA PACIFIC - Women's Island Cricket
NETBALL AUSTRALIA - Kau Mai Tonga, Ke Tau Netipolo
LINKS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Sport Matters made a submission to the Pacific Plan review in 2013. The Pacific Plan is the master strategy for strengthening regional cooperation and integration in the Pacific.
Click here to read Sport Matters submission to the Pacific Plan Review
Learn more about the Pacific Plan at http://www.pacificplanreview.org/pacific-plan/
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