Pushing Barriers is a not for profit organisation based in Brisbane which has the aim of helping refugee youth to be included and integrated into Australian culture through sport by providing them the opportunity to participate in the sport of their choice through a club and encouraging participation in school sports programs. Our Aims are to equip, empower and support the youth in their sporting journey through:
• Providing financial support to pay for club fees , clothing and equipment
• Facilitation of transport to and from training and and competition
• Participation in school based sports clinics
• Ensuring an attitude of inclusion and acceptance within the sporting community
Pushing Barriers is a charity based in Brisbane helping youth with a refugee background to be included and integrated into Australian culture through sport by providing them the opportunity to participate in the sport of their choice through a club.
Pushing Barriers is essentially a community integration program. We see sport as the ultimate tool to bring together individuals from all backgrounds, especially those new to Australia. By partnering with community sport organizations we look to build the community up by integrating new Australians into their community through sports. Participants in our programs get the opportunity to learn new skills, stay fit, and make lifelong friendships.
Communities participating with Pushing Barriers have a unique opportunity to grow and become more diverse by welcoming a youth from a refugee background into their team and into their lives. We register kids in sport, provide the capacity for them to participate and attend team functions. At Pushing Barriers we make sure that our participants have the opportunity to play whatever sport they want to.
Please make a tax deductible donation today and support refugee youth participate in sport!