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Diversity Forum - case study

  1. 1. MacFarlane Park Case Study Attracting Youth from diverse cultures into sport
  2. 2. Programme Background <ul><li>CCC and Sport Canterbury research identified a need in this area </li></ul><ul><li>The need: “ to engage youth in positive sporting options in their local community” </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost </li></ul><ul><li>Locally based </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Culturally suitable </li></ul>
  3. 3. How does it work? <ul><li>Engaging Young People: </li></ul><ul><li>Community connections </li></ul><ul><li>Working through schools, church groups, parks and community groups </li></ul><ul><li>The right person for the young people </li></ul><ul><li>The right activities in the correct format. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How does it work? <ul><li>Transfering the participants to sport: </li></ul><ul><li>Personal connections with the young people </li></ul><ul><li>Connections with local sports clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Taking the young people to the sports clubs (They would not go on their own) </li></ul><ul><li>Making the connection to school sports options. </li></ul>
  5. 5. MacFarlane Park Participants
  6. 6. MacFarlane Park Participants: Ethnicity
  7. 7. MacFarlane Park Participation and Repeat Visits by Month
  8. 8. Migrant family issues <ul><li>This programme did not specifically target migrant families </li></ul><ul><li>Begun with two Iraqi young people. </li></ul><ul><li>Extended family </li></ul><ul><li>Parents lack of understanding of New Zealand systems for sport </li></ul><ul><li>Parents inability to understand English </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of value of sport (previous experiences) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Migrant involvement: The benefits to <ul><li>The programme: </li></ul><ul><li>Brought an amazing cultural diversity to the programme </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced other local young people into playing football </li></ul><ul><li>Brought more tolerance of different cultures amongst local youth, less conflict as they were playing sport together. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Migrant Involvement: The benefits to <ul><li>Migrant youth: </li></ul><ul><li>Quicker assimilation into New Zealand culture </li></ul><ul><li>Increased value of sport </li></ul><ul><li>Friends outside their own culture </li></ul><ul><li>Less conflict with other local youth </li></ul><ul><li>Increased skills </li></ul><ul><li>Forced parents to integrate into New Zealand culture. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Has this programme helped migrant groups engage in sport? <ul><li>Yes – greater confidence amongst migrant young people </li></ul><ul><li>Friendships with other youth has assisted the transfer into the sports clubs i.e. Shirley Rugby League Club </li></ul><ul><li>Increased their knowledge of sports and clubs available to them </li></ul><ul><li>Still lack the an understanding of the club structure </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of support for migrant young people from their parents/extended family </li></ul>

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