As well as working in developing countries, Their Beautiful Game also supports football clubs within our own community here in Sydney that require access to the resources they need to play football. We have several projects for recently arrived refugees and Indigenous groups which provide boots, balls, team strips and training equipment.
We were very happy to be invited to attend a training session with The Karen Youth Football Club in Yenora, Western Sydney. The Burmese players who make up the various teams at the club are from the Tham-Hin refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border, where they have spent most of their lives seeking asylum before recently arriving in Australia. Boots and balls donated here in Sydney were passed on to the Karen Youth men’s and women’s teams for them to use.