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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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CONTENTS 
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


Indigenous:
AFL - AFL Cape York House Cairns

Social Inclusion:
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

Disability:
CBM AUSTRALIA - Challenging Assumptions
TABLE TENNIS AUSTRALIA - Smash Down Barriers

Gender Equality:
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS - Respectful Relationships
NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE - League Bilong-Laif

Health:
AUSTRALIAN RUGBY UNION - Pacific in Union
INTERNATIONAL CRICKET COUNCIL EAST ASIA PACIFIC - Women's Island Cricket
NETBALL AUSTRALIA - Kau Mai Tonga, Ke Tau Netipolo

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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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Our first flyer introduces Sport Matters, our vision and mission. It also explores why sport matters for development, and details how Sport Matters delivers services through our IMPACT Toolkit.