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Creating Chances

Through its incredible programs, Creating Chances aims to inspire, develop and empower young people to believe in themselves so they contribute positively to society and create positive change in the world.

The core offering is the Creating Chances Youth Development Pathway which is designed to build confident, capable and future-ready young people. Using sports to explore personal development, community building, social change and post-school pathways, Creating Chances’ groundbreaking pathway allows children and young people to explore core skills in a fun and safe environment, and equips them with the tools required to achieve their goals in life.

The organisation’s highly trained and engaging facilitators have delivered these programs to thousands of students in over 100 schools and community organisations across Sydney, the Central Coast and the Illawarra.

History

Creating Chances was born through a groundbreaking partnership between Rugby Youth Foundation and Football United.

Created in 2004 in the boardroom of New South Wales Rugby Union thanks to a generous grant from a benefactor, Rugby Youth Foundation provided rugby-based sports and mentoring programs to youth and children in some of NSW’s most disadvantaged communities including Campbelltown, Holroyd and Mt Druitt. In its 12 years of operation, Rugby Youth Foundation worked with schools, community organisations, councils and local area commands to promote social cohesion through sport.

Football United, which was developed from research at the University of NSW, has been using soccer as a vehicle for positive social change and addressing issues of social inequity since 2006. Football United addresses issues of racial tension and social cohesion within culturally and linguistically diverse communities across Western Sydney, particularly in areas with high percentages of refugee and humanitarian immigrant settlement. The global game is a perfect platform to bring them together and provide opportunities for sport and inclusion.

Purpose

Creating Chances believes in creating opportunities for young people to become empowered and to reach their potential. And, in doing so, creating a more inclusive and cohesive society.

Values

The Creating Chances team are:

  • Empowered
  • Vibrant
  • Invigorating
  • Outcome driven
  • Trusted
  • Innovative
  • Making a difference

The ‘6 Cs of Creating Chances’

  • Community
  • Capability
  • Change
  • Cohesion
  • Chances
  • Culture

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