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Linking communities to support newcomers

NEwcommer communities meet with local Salisbury council
L-R - Dal (Secretary Zomi United Adelaide); Mungta (Chairperson ZUA); Chad Buchanan (Dy. Mayor, Salisbury City Council); Matt Burnell (Local Labor Candidate); David (Treasurer ZUA); Jogen (HOST international)

HOST recently facilitated a meeting to connect Zomi United Adelaide (Zomi youth soccer club) with Cr Chad Buchanan JP, Deputy Mayor and Elected Member for Central Ward, City of Salisbury. The ZUA team was represented by Mungta (chairperson), Dal (Secretary) and Davidson (Treasurer). ZUA leaders also briefly met with Gillian Aldridge, Mayor and Matt Burnell, Local Labour Candidate.

The meeting was organised by the HOST International Community Capacity Building program in Adelaide and funded under the Federal SETS program. Besides assisting the councillors to gain a broader understanding of the needs in their community, the meeting focussed on the needs and challenges of ZUA to support Zomi youths for sporting, socialising and wellbeing activities.

The ZUA leadership team talked about the need for a playground and establishment fund for the club. The Zomi community being predominantly living in Salisbury council were found to be eligible for the grant and ZUA leaders were asked to submit application through the city council community grant program.

As president of Northpines Football Club, Cr Buchanan also offered ZUA to make use of club playground on Saturdays.

If you are in Adelaide and want support to assist newcomers to settle in Adelaide, please get in touch with us to find out more.

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