Melbourne City FC backs Shepparton multicultural soccer group

Soccer

When Mezhgan Alizadah and her friends began organising casual games of soccer at Shepparton’s Ducat Reserve last November, they had to use makeshift goals from plastic water bottles.

Four months later, the now 30 person-strong group of multicultural youth and newly arrived refugees have been gifted not one soccer goal, but two, and a range of merchandise from Melbourne City Football Club.

Ethnic Council of Shepparton strategic engagement coordinator Sam Atukorala organised the sponsorship when he saw an article in the Shepparton News, calling for help to secure goals.

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Friendship Cafe – Coronavirus Vaccine and Masks

Vaccine LogoThe Coronavirus Vaccine will be given out in Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley very soon. A Friendship Cafe (Q and A session) will be held at Lutfiye’s Cafe, Shepparton, on monring of 10 March at 11AM. The Cafe will be led by Susan Johnson, the Covid Consortium coordinator for the Goulburn Valley Hub.

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Introducing New Migrant Children to Cricket

Girls CricketThe Ethnic Council of Shepparton will be hosting the “Introducing new migrant children to cricket” session on Friday 26th of February 2021 from 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm at Shepparton United Cricket Club in Princess Park – Quinan Parade, Shepparton. This is supported by Cricket Victoria, Shepparton / Youth United Cricket Club and Greater Shepparton City Council. This session is available to Girls and Boys.

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Thrive Shepparton: Free English Language Learning

Thrive SheppartonThrive Shepparton offers multiple creative English learning programs with the goal of helping community English learners reach English fluency while creating an environment for cross-cultural exchange, education, and friendship in Shepparton.

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2021 Community Hub Programs – Term 1

Community Hubs serve as gateways that connect families with each other, with their school, and with existing services. Dozens of community hubs operate under the National Community Hubs Program – recognised as a leading model to engage and support migrant women with young children. Shepparton Community Hubs are based at St Georges Road Primary School & Shepparton English Language Centre, Wilmot Road Primary School and Gowrie Street Primary School. Community Hub Programs for Term 1, 2021, are given below.

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