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Parkrun UK 2016 Run Report by parkrun. Street smarts and soccer spurring social shift - Style + Wellbeing - Australia Plus. Complex social problems at the heart of some of Papua New Guinea's toughest communities have led to a bold initiative creating local heroes with street smarts and community credibility.

Street smarts and soccer spurring social shift - Style + Wellbeing - Australia Plus

Social media is buzzing with rumours of a gang attack and stabbing nearby as we head into the heart of Morata. Burnt out car bodies, razor wire and graffiti-covered tin fences line the route. This multicultural community is only about two kilometres from PNG's Parliament House but carries a fearsome reputation. The locals resent the stereotype. They openly admit crime and violence have long plagued life here, but crave recognition of efforts to break the cycle. Inspiring communities About CLD. The Mclaren Park and Henderson South Community Trust (MPHS) and CRN (Community Recycling Network) showcase a model in working with communities to achieve zero waste.

Inspiring communities About CLD

MPHS operate a successful social enterprise at the AC Waitakere Transfer Station. CRN has been instrumental in sharing resources and mentoring skills to support MPHS in their aspirations. MPHS Community Trust (the Trust) is a responsive, social action, community development organisation that supports the needs of the community through the running of diverse initiatives, projects and programmes which enable residents and communities to reach full potential. The vision of the Trust is to have; ‘confident communities creating and initiating opportunities’. The Trust’s mission is to mobilise effective community leadership that initiates, supports and advocates for a healthy, thriving community. Therefore, the slogan which identifies the Trust with its service by the people / communities it serves is; ‘People – Pride – Place’

"Sport is community": Urban Indigenous peoples' meanings of community within sportAlberta Centre for Active Living. Click here for a print copy (4 pages, PDF).

"Sport is community": Urban Indigenous peoples' meanings of community within sportAlberta Centre for Active Living

Don't miss the next WellSpring ! Subscribe to ACAL's Active Living E-News to receive our monthly notice. By Tara-Leigh F. McHugh, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, and Nora Johnston, MA, Director, Alberta Centre for Active Living, University of Alberta SummarySport and community are often interconnected, yet little is understood about community within the context of sport for Indigenous youth.

Within the Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, residential school survivors shared stories of how sport at residential schools made their lives more bearable and how sport promoted a sense of identity, accomplishment and pride.1 The various benefits of sport participation described by residential school survivors are consistent with the positive rhetoric regarding current day sport participation. Supporting healthy communities through sports and recreation programmes. Improving Population Health by Working with Communities Action Guide Aug2016. Families and Whānau Status Report. Motivate Canada - Based on Positive Youth Development model. Halifax Heroes: Volunteer making sports leagues affordable for everyone. When Shitangshu Roy founded Halifax PLAYS four years ago, he had no idea that the volunteer-run organization would change his life.

Halifax Heroes: Volunteer making sports leagues affordable for everyone

The non-profit was born from a conversation between Roy and his friend Nikheel Premsagar, both young university students at the time. They wanted to offer a different, non-competitive and affordable option for people interested in playing soccer on the peninsula. In the summer of 2012, they kick-started Halifax PLAYS, which stands for Players’ League for Affordable Yearly Sports. It began as a volunteer-run soccer league intended for players 18 years and older to gauge if there was interest, but the pair was immediately bowled over by its success. “In that first season we had so much interest that we couldn’t accommodate it and had to start a second league,” Roy recalled.

“We didn’t know if we could do one soccer league and instead we right away had two and then had a fall league.” Roy believes they’ll exceed 16 leagues by the end of the 2016 season. Sport and recreation in New Zealand Pasifika Communities. Meaning of sport and recreation The question of what “sport meant” to participants led to a range of answers that were notable for the wide variety of responses received.

Sport and recreation in New Zealand Pasifika Communities

While many identified activities that would be traditionally associated with sport, such as rugby, basketball or volleyball, a number of other responses indicated a wider conceptualisation of the term. Dance, cultural activities, anything with a ball, and singing are examples of the diversity of responses given.

When the meaning of recreation was considered there were a number of overlaps in the activities selected with those identified as sport. Basketball, touch, volleyball etc were all mentioned as being recreational activities, just as they had been given as examples of sports. While sport related activities were identified as being recreational, there was also a range of recreational activities identified that had little association with sport.