"Bombers Gurdawara Craigieburn Auskick Centre” is an opportunity for the young Indian children to participate in fun football activities free of charge. Here is SBS Punjabi's Preetinder Grewal in conversation with Avtar Singh who explained Essendon and AFL Diversity's footy promoting initiatives.
During 2014 Essendon Football Club made a conscious effort and commitment to service the new and emerging Indian community of Melbourne who had showed very little participation in Australian Rules football. Working with the committee members at the Gurdwara Craigieburn (Sikh Temple) the club came up with the idea to create a local Auskick Centre called “Bombers Gurdawara Craigieburn Auskick Centre” which would give young Indian children the opportunity to participate in fun football activities free of charge.
Although the title may suggest otherwise the program is open to all and aimed at engaging Indian and culturally diverse youth in the Craigieburn area into our footballing community, the uses physical activity to help develop social skills and healthy living through fun-football associated activities.
Kids Participation at Bombers Gurdawara Craigieburn Auskick Centre