Jump Start! is all about community-led initiatives to build healthier communities through sport, active play, art and food, focusing on children and young people to 25 years of age.
Partnering with VicHealth
Board Member Emily Booth assisted in writing and submitted the proposal to Vic Health as part of her work with looking after the club’s community partnerships.
Our club has so many talented and passionate alumni and supporters so we are well placed to provide first class sports programs in the wider Darebin community. Our community initiatives have been really well received. We have seen some really important community outcomes of our programs, including in building confidence in young girls generally and also more specifically in children with disabilities in the case of the Footy Funability program.
Darebin’s program aims to reach out to groups across the community who are often excluded from sport and we look forward to sharing more about the activities in 2023.
This partnership is significant because it gives our club a chance to create some special programs. It provides us with resources to learn more about our community, and to keep ensuring our club is a place where people feel included and love to belong to