The Western Sydney Wanderers have recently been working with SydWest’s indoor football program as part of their new Australian arrivals membership program.
The SydWest indoor football program has been running for over two years in Mount Druitt and helps support newly arrived refugees develop their football skills and socialise with other young people as they settle into life in Western Sydney.
The Wanderers work with SydWest has seen them be involved in the club’s pilot program for new Australian arrivals, which aims to promote inclusivity and unity through football.
Players were offered access to the Wanderers’ last two matches of the season along with a membership hat, scarf and free public transport.
SydWest’s football program has players come together from all around the globe, including Syria, Pakistan, Sudan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Kurdistan, Iraq and Ethiopia.
Over 20 of the boys this year have also registered to play for their local teams such as Rooty Hill RSL FC, Parklea FC, Blacktown Workers and Marayong.
Next week, the team will participate in the National Youth Week tournament where they hope to lift the trophy for the second year in a row.
For more information on the Wanderers new Australian arrivals membership program, click here.