We work with key partners to develop dynamic and innovative programs and assist communities in tackling the barriers they face on a daily basis.
Actively consulting with CALD communities in decision making, OnSide Victoria offers activities, employment and training to young people to improve self esteem, develop leadership skills and increase community involvement.
OnSide Soccer was established following the success of the ‘Kick Start’ program organised and conducted by Victoria Police, the Victorian Magistrates Court and the Collingwood Football Club. This program resulted in over 5000 disadvantaged young men and women and their parents or carers attending AFL matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
OnSide Soccer began in 2001, created by a group of dedicated volunteers from the Victorian Magistrates’ Court, Victoria Police, the Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues, WISE employment, Football Federation Victoria, legal practitioners and Local Government Authorities.
At the 2006 Annual General Meeting, the Chairman of OnSide Soccer resigned and a new Board was elected. The decision was made by both the previous and incoming committee members that the organisation should transition in to a multisport domain to better reflect the needs of the wider community.