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KILBURN INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY BENEFITS PRESENTATION BY JOE TUNGARAZA SPORTING CHANCE PROJECT OFFICER LUTHERAN COMMUNITY CARE.

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1 KILBURN INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY BENEFITS PRESENTATION BY JOE TUNGARAZA SPORTING CHANCE PROJECT OFFICER LUTHERAN COMMUNITY CARE

2 SCOPE OF PRESENTATION: BACKGROUNG TO THE PROJECT: BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS GENERAL FACTS: BENEFIT OF SPORT BENEFITS TO INDIVIDUALS BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY

3 BACKGROUND TO THE KISL PROJECT: Backgrounds of participants Breaking down Barriers

4 KISL: DIVERSITY A VERY DIVERSE LEAGUE There are twelve teams registered: Mainstream Australians Afghans: four teams Liberians Cambodians Ethiopians Former Yugoslavians Sudanese Ugandans Iraq

5 GENERAL FACTS: Less physical activity, More hours in front of the television, and a car obsessed culture = health problem "Obesity Harder on Health than Smoking," Reuters, March 12, According to Australian Government Research: People who participate in sports and recreation during adolescence are much more likely to be physically active in later life. And the list of facts on benefits of sport and recreation i.e., physical activity is long:...

6 BENEFITS TO INDIVIDUALS "You can learn more about a man in one hour of play than a lifetime of discussion." - Plato "Play for grown people is recreation -- the renewal of life; play for children is growth -- the gaining of life." -Joseph Lee, Father of the American Playground

7 Physical, emotional and mental benefits Individual skill development Improving self-esteem and self-confidence Young people become happier and healthier Social benefits Fun and socialization To meet friends and make new friends To Eliminate loneliness and to conquer boredom Being part of a team and working together Enhance relationship skills. BENEFITS TO INDIVIDUALS

8 BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY "Play for grown people is recreation -- the renewal of life; play for children is growth -- the gaining of life." -Joseph Lee, Father of the American Playground

9 BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY breaking down cultural barriers Creating Safe and Supportive Communities Strengthen community involvement and cohesiveness

10 CONCLUSION The benefits of Recreation and sport for young people are well established Apart from physical and emotional benefits – organised sport play a big role in breaking down cultural barriers Due to significant community benefits - Recreation and sport professionals and community development workers have to work closer


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