Tackling Disadvantage: How sport is a positive impact on the community

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Tackling Disadvantage An expert panel will discuss how sport is having a positive impact on our community. All donations go to the Cityzens Giving for Recovery.

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Wednesday 14 October 2020 12:30 pm until Wednesday 14 October 2020 01:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Andrew Pettigrove
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La Trobe Sport
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Current Student: Undergraduate; Current Student: Postgraduate; Community Event; Seminar/Workshop/Training; Sport
General Admission (Student) - $6.86, General Admission - $12.64

Sport is often lauded as an effective remedy for solving a wide range of social issues - homelessness, isolation, poverty, poor access to education and health.

In an ever-changing world, how can sport continue to be used successfully to tackle social issues and support groups facing disadvantage in the community? What are the key elements that sport organisations and other groups should consider when designing program interventions and using sport to engage with specific groups?

To discuss if sport is having a positive impact on our community, we have brought together an expert panel including Craig Foster (Former Socceroo and SBS Chief Football Analyst, Advocate of Social Justice through sport), Ros Moriarty (author, social investor, business owner and Co-Founder of both Balarinji and the Moriarty Foundation), Pam Kappelides (Senior Lecturer, Sport Management, Department of Management, Sport and Tourism at La Trobe University), George Halkias (Special Community Projects Manager, City in the Community) and moderator Russell Hoye (Dean of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport at La Trobe University), who will speak to their own experiences on how sport can continue to contribute and impact the community in a meaningful way.

Join La Trobe Sport and City in the Community (Melbourne City Football Club) for this important webinar as they raise much needed funds and awareness for the Cityzens Giving for Recovery Melbourne, a fund that supports the most vulnerable and marginalised children and their families that have been significantly impacted by the Coronavirus crises.

All money raised locally will be doubled by the City Football Group and go towards City in the Community’s programs that support those most impacted by the pandemic.

To donate directly to the Cityzens Giving for Recovery Melbourne please click here.

For more info on our panel members, click here.




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