This week marked a significant milestone within our community calendar, with the 20th Anniversary of Harmony Day which is traditionally celebrated on the 21st of March each and every year.
The day encapsulates multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community. Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.
Our member services team chose to celebrate the best way they knew, through the art of football
The team headed out to Evans High School in the Western Sydney area of Blacktown, to host a clinic 150 of the students on the day.
65 females and 85 males from the Evans Intensive English Centre (IEC) who are students newly assimilated into Australia were involved in the program, which saw a rotation of small sided games as well as skills sessions for the students to participate in.
Charlotte Ercil credited the enthusiam of the students on the day, and unity which football created for the group
“It was great to see so many students who have never played before involved in all aspects of the event. All students came together for this celebration through the use of football in an inclusive and engaging environment.”
Football NSW will continue to work with Evans High School with other football programs.