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Norwood Bears help Afghan community

Posted by devo on October 26, 2009

Grants for amounts up to $5000 are offered under the government’s Diverse Australia Program (DAP), and the National Action Plan to Build on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security.

One of this year’s successful applicants, the Norwood Bears Volleyball Club, in Brooklyn Park, South Australia, will provide training sessions for the local Afghan community to participate in volleyball competitions as well as the broader life of the club. more

One Response to “Norwood Bears help Afghan community”

  1. Must say there is something odd about the phrase “Norwood Bears in Brooklyn Park”. But then again this is an article about “east meeting west” so it may be apt.

    Norwood Bears ran a Div 1 mens team composed of Afghan migrants/refugees this year. They competed well and they improved over the season under the coaching of Nik West, who deservingly won the coach of the year award in that decision. Nik’s father Dale has been working at Centrecare, an non-for-profit that provides services fr migrants and refugees, for years. I think the idea came when a new afghan case worker joined the organisation who loved playing volleyball.

    It’s good to see norwood continuing the commitment. I’ve met most of the men’s div 1 team and they’re a great bunch of guys.

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