MY Sport and Recreation

Sport and recreation not only builds confidence and supports wellbeing; but also plays a significant role in social inclusion and cohesion. MYT’s sport, recreation and wellbeing programs are effective tools for engaging young people, especially newly-arrived young people. MYT works with local sporting clubs, peak sporting bodies and community sport and recreation organisations to support an inclusive and diverse sports sector.


MY Football Federation Scholarship program

MRC Tas in collaboration with Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) offer newly arrived young people from refugee backgrounds scholarships to join local clubs in Hobart and Launceston.

First year scholarships include:

  • full fees scholarship
  • transport support
  • sporting gear

Second year scholarships include:

  • partial scholarship
  • transport support

Funded by Football Federation Tasmania

Young people from humanitarian entrant/refugee backgrounds aged between 15-24 years are eligible to join.


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MY Community Champions

MY Community Champions works with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds across the state.  The project employs multicultural youth peer workers to champion their favourite sport and recreation activity to the community.

MYT would like to invite sport and recreation organisations to partner with us on this program.  In return for your support MYT are offering free “Engaging CALD Youth in Sport’ training for your organisation. For more information contact us.

MYT are currently recruiting peer workers for the MY Community Champion program. Click here to apply

Young people living in Tasmania from migrant humanitarian entrant/refugee backgrounds aged between 14-25 years are eligible to join.


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MY Sport and Recreation Connect

MY Sport and Rec Connect supports multicultural youth participation in community sport and recreation opportunities.  MY Sport and Rec Connect delivers come and try events every school holidays in Launceston and offers leadership opportunities for young people to deliver activities for their community.   If you are interested in youth leadership training please get in touch with the MYT team.

As part of the program MYT also provides free ‘Engaging CALD Youth in Sports’ training to sport and recreation clubs and organisations based in Launceston, contact us today to arrange training for your club.

Supported by the Tasmanian Community Fund

Young people from migrant humanitarian entrant/refugee backgrounds aged between 14-25 years are eligible to join.


My Pathways Men’s Program

MY Pathways Men’s program works with disadvantaged/ disengaged young people to develop skills that will enhance and support active citizenship by supporting participation in employment, education and sport and recreation.  The men’s group uses a peer support model, creating a space for young men to gather and learn from each other, building resilient and confidence a sense of belonging in Tasmania.

The Men’s program is committed to providing social support, information, and activities in a relaxed and non –threatening environment for young men from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Aims:

  • Enhance confidence and build leadership skills
  • Create a sense of belonging and purpose for young men
  • Alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • Increase feelings of self-worth, and provide mutual support and care for others
  • Validate concerns, challenges and barriers these young men may have or currently experiencing
  • Provide a space that is fun and enjoyable

When: every Friday from 1pm. Please contact Jal (Hobart) and Yousef (Launceston) at youth@mrctas.org.au for more information. 


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