KILBURN INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY BENEFITS PRESENTATION BY JOE TUNGARAZA SPORTING CHANCE PROJECT OFFICER LUTHERAN COMMUNITY CARE
SCOPE OF PRESENTATION: • BACKGROUNG TO THE PROJECT: BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS • GENERAL FACTS: BENEFIT OF SPORT • BENEFITS TO INDIVIDUALS • BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY
BACKGROUND TO THE KISL PROJECT: • Backgrounds of participants • Breaking down Barriers
KISL: DIVERSITY A VERY DIVERSE LEAGUE There are twelve teams registered: • Mainstream Australians • Afghans: four teams Liberians • Cambodians • Ethiopians • Former Yugoslavians • Sudanese • Ugandans • Iraq
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, 2002. • 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:...
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
BENEFITS TO INDIVIDUALS 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 andto conquer boredom • Being part of a team and working together • Enhance relationship skills.
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
BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY • breaking down cultural barriers • Creating Safe and Supportive Communities • Strengthen community involvement and cohesiveness
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