Football Federation Australia (FFA) recognises that each year there are many people arriving in Australia from other countries who have a strong passion for football and want to participate, but may have barriers, such as communication, financial or cultural, which impede their involvement.
We are committed to removing some of these barriers and ensuring that you have have the opportunity to access a club and enjoy your football.
FFA partners with Football United, an organisation that uses football for social development. They use the magic of football to bring people together for the common goal of creating harmonious and cohesive societies. They aim to build capacity of communities, and improve the skills of people, in diverse areas that includes high proportions of refugee, migrant and indigenous children, youth and families. This has resulted in membership of the Street Football World network and partnerships with FIFA’s Football for Hope.
There are many opportunities along the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Football Participation Pathway below for you to be involved:
- Please refer to the FFA National Coaching Curriculum for a complete ‘Talented Football Pathway’ for both male and female participants: National Coaching Curriculum PDF
- Please click here to contact your local Member Federation about New Arrivals / CALD programs in your area.