About FFSA Multicultural Programs

Football Federation SA Multicultural Development aims to increase the number of New Arrivals to Australia and culturally linguistic and diverse (CALD) community members playing football. There are also sustained efforts to increase the participation rates of Indigenous players into the game.

Multicultural Development encompasses a wide variety of development programs run with the assistance of various partners for a range of clients from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. All are to some degree experiencing a disconnection from the wider community and/or a lack of opportunity to engage with a sport which for many is their “first sport.”

Multicultural Development also assists various groups and agencies to run programs and football events for New Arrival communities, refugees and asylum seekers. It also seeks to increase the number of coaches and referees from these backgrounds in football to provide diversity and equity within the local game.

Multicultural Development works to make contact with new Australian communities to facilitate their access to the game in many ways. This can be through establishing partnerships with schools that have significant New Arrival demographics to working with Councils, service providers and local clubs to facilitate access to playing opportunities. At schools we run weekly mini-leagues, coaching programs for a range of abilities and inter-school tournaments. We connect with local Councils and service providers to provide access to high quality coaching for New Arrivals and to extend knowledge about further ways in which to engage with the sport. This can be through developing connections to local clubs that enable people to play regular football for fun and/or competition.

FFSA Multicultural Development also plays a key role in the delivery of a Refugee Week Multicultural Soccer Carnival and the annual African Cup of Nations. We are keen to work with New Arrival Communities to put on other events throughout the year. These might be community come and try days or local tournaments and carnivals. If you have a community event planned and would like FFSA to be involved, please let us know.

For more information on the Multicultural Development programs, please contact the FFSA on 8340 3088.

Rajah Reserve Football Program

The Rajah Reserve Football Program kicks off again in Term One of the 2017 school year after a very successful beginning in the second half of 2016.

The joint program by Football Federation SA, the City of Marion and the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation gives children the opportunity to engage in a new sport sport free of charge, make friends and enjoy the game.

Due to the probability of hot weather, term one’s program will start in week six of the school term.

Details of this program are listed below.

Term One 2017 every Monday from 27th February until 10th April, 4:00pm-5:00pm.

Where: Rajah Street Reserve, Rajah St, Oaklands Park South Australia 5046

Who: 5-13 years olds

To register for this program, please arrive at the venue shortly before the beginning of the session. For more information, please contact our Multicultural Programs Officer, Victor Claye, on (08) 8340 3088 or

Secombe Street Reserve Football Program

The Secombe Street Reserve Football Program continues in Term One of 2017.

This program is run by Football Federation SA, the City of Playford and the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation. The program offers participants coaching free of charge on Thursday afternoons during the school term.

Further details of this program are listed below.

Term One 2017, every Thursday between 9th February – 13th April.
Where: Secombe Street Reserve, Secombe Street, Elizabeth Grove SA 5112
Who: Boys and girls aged between 5 – 16 years old.

Registering for this program can be completed at the venue before the beginning of a session. For further information, please contact our Multicultural Development Officer, Victor Claye, on (08) 8340 3088 or

Thebarton Senior College Women’s Football Program

The Thebarton Senior College Women’s football program provides female students an opportunity to play football in a safe, welcoming environment free of charge all while developing their language skills.

Thebarton Senior College is an adult re-entry school, and many of their students are from migrant and new arrival backgrounds.

The program builds opportunities for participants to engage in football through competitions and building pathways with local football clubs.

This program takes place as follows.

Term One 2017 Every Monday between February 6th – April 10th from 1:30-2:30pm.
Thebarton Senior College, 40 Ashley St, Torrensville SA 5045.

Registering in this program can be completed before any of the sessions begins. For further information, please contact our Multicultural Development Officer, Victor Claye, on (08) 8340 3088 or