ChildFund Sport for Development

What is ChildFund Sport For Development?

We are excited to introduce ChildFund Sport For Development! Our new brand will showcase how we are partnering across more countries to deliver more impact through sport. ChildFund Sport for Development will more accurately represent the full portfolio of what we do to leverage the power of sport to create social change.

Our Key Principles

Under ChildFund Australia’s guidance, ChildFund Sport For Development partnerships contribute to achieving gender equality, reducing inequality, and ending violence against children, reflecting targets within the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

ChildFund Sport For Development’s approach outlines seven key principles that we strive to maintain and evidence. We commit to:

1. Build resilience and inclusiveness;
2. Set safeguarding standards;
3. Create gender transformation;
4. Deliver curriculum-based learning;
5. Engage young leaders;
6. Leverage partnerships;
7. Collect and use evidence to improve.

Our Work

We are proud to showcase our partnerships to deliver integrated sports and life skills learning through rugby, netball and cricket, and to highlight our safeguarding in sport work across a range of sporting codes.

We partner to support children and young people to:
• Overcome challenges;
• Inspire positive social change;
• Take active leadership roles within their communities.

As of March 2021, we are proud to partner to support:

Cricket for Good (with ChildFund)

Cricket for Good (with ChildFund) is an integrated cricket and life skills program that provides a safe, inclusive and structured learning environment designed to equip children and young people to overcome challenges, develop peer support networks, and drive change to promote gender equality and the elimination of violence in their communities.

See here for more information.

One Netball (with ChildFund)

An integrated netball and life skills program that provides a safe, inclusive and structured learning environment designed to equip children and young people to overcome challenges, develop peer support networks, and drive change to promote gender equality and the elimination of violence in their communities

See here for more information.

ChildFund Rugby

Our largest suite of learning products, which include:

● Pass It Back;
● Pass It Back Lite;
● Reconnect Rapid: COVID-19;
● Get into Rugby PLUS.

See here for more information.

Safeguarding in Sport

ChildFund is a Pioneer Organisation with the International Safeguards for Children in Sport, which supports sports organisations to understand how to develop systems that keep children physically and emotionally safe.

We work with partners around the globe to ensure that safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in sport is a priority at all levels of sport.

See here for more information.

Technical Services

ChildFund Sport for Development engages in technical service provision, in areas including:

  • Curriculum development;
  • Coach training;
  • Safeguarding in sport;
  • Monitoring and evaluation;
  • Organisational capacity and capability development.

How can you help us spread the ChildFund Sport For Development news?

If you are reading this, it means you are on our new ChildFund Sport For Development website!

Please have a browse and let us know what you think, and feel free to share the link on your social media channels!

Our @ChildFundS4D Facebook account is also live – please Like us and share on your social media platforms as we start to grow a new audience.

If you want to stay connected over the next weeks and months, you can also subscribe to our newsletter ! Here we will share more detailed news about our exciting work with a range of sports.

We will also continue to highlight the amazing and ongoing support from our stakeholders, donors and implementing partners who make social impact through sport possible around the globe.

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