North West Sydney Football Club Macquarie Dragons became the first grassroots club in NSW to pledge to Football NSW’s exciting initiative ‘Stand United’ program, following a joint Stand United Workshop held in March.
The ambitious Dragons were involved in an online Stand United Workshop and agreed to pledge to Stand United. Both North West Sydney Football Association and Macarthur Football Association have also pledged following these Workshops.
Pledging is ensuring the football community understands that your respective Club or Association does not tolerate any forms of discriminative behavior, as well as being involved in other Football NSW initiatives who continue to be more inclusive to our Diverse Communities.
“We are proud to be part of a diverse and multicultural community here in Marsfield at the mighty Macquarie Dragons,” said Club President Kathy Tracey.
“Our teams are made up of players from around the world who all love the beautiful game.
“Our Mini-Round Robin is the perfect example with our youngest players coming together to enjoy playing football.
“It was fantastic to see so many smiles and happy faces, it really shows you the happiness that sport brings.
“We are proud to support Football NSW and the Stand United program, and we will continue to celebrate our wonderful, inclusive club and community.”
The Stand United project will continue to run throughout the 2021 football season with Association based Workshops being confirmed around the State.
Stand United is a newly launched campaign as part of a success Multicultural NSW COMPACT Grant. Part of this new project includes Stand United Workshops specific to FNSW Member Associations, Clubs, Branches and Centres to provide them with the tools to tackle any form of Discrimination, both on and off the field.