Welcome to the Game

We love sport. It is a defining characteristic of our Australian identity. A place where communities thrive and grow stronger. On the pitch, oval, court or field we are all equal.

Welcome to the Game is all about connecting migrant and refugee youth with sporting opportunities. Our aim is to support young people, their families and their local communities to make meaningful connections through sport.

Welcome to the Game Victoria

Welcome to the Game Victoria works with children and young people living with disabilities that are also from refugee, asylum seeking and other migrant backgrounds. We develop a tailored plan to help participants reach their goals, address barriers to engagement, and the sourcing of potential disability aids and supports needed to engage.

For more information and referral details, contact

Welcome to the Game Queensland

Welcome to the Game Queensland is one aspect of a wider My Youth Vision Project (MYVP), run by Multicultural Development Australia (MDA), that aims to engage, inspire and empower recently arrived young people between the ages of 15-25 who have been in Australia less than 5 years.

Welcome to the Game Queensland uses sport as a vehicle for creating connections between recently arrived young people, their families and their local communities.

Welcome to the Game Queensland operates in 4 ways:

  • Individual support for young people looking for opportunities to access sport and physical activity
  • Group support for informal sports participants looking to increase their knowledge and understanding of formal sport, to access traditional sporting structures and to increase participation.
  • Sports club support and education to improve inclusiveness, welcome and community engagement.
  • Direct delivery of community sports programs.

For information about Welcome to the Game Queensland, contact

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can awaken hope where there was previously only despair. Sport speaks to people in a language they can understand.” – Nelson Mandela