ChildFund Sport For Development Launches
ChildFund Sport For Development has launched this week, with the program supporting a number of sporting initiatives across the Asia-Pacific, including, rugby, netball and cricket, to transform lives through sport.
*Updated 6th April 2021
ChildFund Sport For Development will work with Team Up and partner with Cricket Fiji, Netball Australia and several rugby partners.
The rugby Implementing partners include:
- Cambodia Rugby Federation
- Fiji Rugby
- Hoa Ninh Rugby (Vietnam)
- Lao Rugby Federation
- Philippine Rugby Football Union
- Samoa Rugby
- Oceania Rugby
- Asia Rugby
- Rugby Barbados
- Hong Kong Rugby Union
- Kenya Rugby Union
- Mexico Rugby Federation
- Nepal Rugby Association
- Doha Rugby FC
- Rugby Americas North
- Rugby Tackling Life (Uganda)
- Trinidad & Tobago Rugby Football Union
On social media posts from 1st March 2021, the Sport For Development FB page has confirmed that some of the initially announced partners were:
- ChildFund Rugby (includes Get Into Rugby PLUS Fiji+ Get Into Rugby PLUS Samoa)
- Cricket for Good (With ChildFund)
- One Netball (With ChildFund)
- Safeguarding in Sport
- Technical Services
- Curriculum development
- Coach training
- Safeguarding in sport
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Organisational capacity and capability development
What is Team Up?
These are just four of 30 initiatives across six Pacific countries supported by Team Up, Australia’s new sport for development program in Asia-Pacific.
Team Up is a sport for development program comprising more than 30 partnerships across the Asia-Pacific that are working towards three outcomes:
- Sports programs attract and retain women, girls and people with a disability, as well as men and boys.
- Sports organisations are safe, inclusive and accessible.
- Australia and Asia-Pacific partners use sport to strengthen relationships and build closer collaboration.
These three outcomes all contribute to Team Up’s overall goal: Australia-Asia-Pacific sports partnerships support all people to realise their full potential through sport.
In total, 13 sports (Australian rules football, basketball, badminton, cricket, football, gymnastics, hockey, netball, rugby league, rugby union, swimming, table tennis and volleyball) provide the basis for the 30 programs.
ChildFund Sport For Development
- Attracting and retaining women, girls and people with disability, as well as men and boys;
- Safe, inclusive and accessible sports organisations;
- Strengthened relationships and closer collaboration between Australia and Asia-Pacific partners through sport.
Rugby Development in Asia
- ChildFund Pass It Back: Creating Rugby Pathways.
- Grassroots Rugby: Kampuchea Balopp
- Paul Walsh – Jungle Crows and Khelo Rugby
- Ben Gollings: Coaching Rugby in Asia