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The Youth Collective, a new SSI initiative to focus on the needs of multicultural youth and young people from refugee backgrounds, will participate in the inaugural Reid Community Cup.

The event on Sunday, March 15, at Timbrell Park, Five Dock, will bring together eight local charities for a one-day, five-a-side soccer tournament.

Reid Community Cup
Reid Community Cup

The Community Cup is an initiative of Craig Laundy MP, Federal Member for Reid. As well as providing a fun day out for young people and the community, the event will also promote the great work that not-for-profits do in the Reid electorate.

SSI’s Youth Collective will contribute a team of five young people, including SSI clients. They will compete against youth teams from the Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS), Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC), Touched by Olivia, Family Resource and Network Support, the Sir Roden & Lady Cutler Foundation, Communities for Communities and the Auburn Youth Centre.

Find more info at craiglaundy.com.au/reid-community-cup-introduction

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