Building Community
& Wellbeing
through Football

One Ball partners with Football Victoria to facilitate the Empowering Lives Through Football initiative

One Ball is proud to partner with Football Victoria and the Victorian Government in delivering the Empowering Lives Through Football project.

One Ball is a community soccer and wellbeing program based in the City of Port Phillip. Led by former Young Socceroo and professional footballer, Kamal Ibrahim, One Ball provides opportunities for young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds across Melbourne to learn positive life skills through playing soccer in a social setting.

The One Ball philosophy was inspired by Kamal’s experiences as he found support, empowerment and encouragement through football during his youth.

“Through football (soccer) I learnt skills; skills that helped me on and off the field. I looked forward to my games each week, my team was my ‘family’, I had a sense of acceptance and a way of communicating without having to speak, I learnt how to work as a team, improve myself as an individual, I was supported in a fun and safe environment.

Football has given me opportunities that I never expected. Football gave me the opportunity to represent Australia and Victoria on a national level and I was given the opportunity to travel the world. It gave me that sense of encouragement to do more with my life and that with hard work anything can be achieved.” read more

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When people support one another, there’s no limit to what we can do.

We’re proud to be a part of the community, serving our friends and neighbours through a shared love for the beautiful game.

Our mission is to invest in sports development in order to empower the next generation. We do that, by facilitating educational programs for children and young people between the ages of 7 to 18 through football (soccer) as a safe place to get physically active, make connections and build lifelong friendships.

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.”

Nelson Mandela

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Your gift will help equip our young players with necessary resources, training and education. You can make a difference today by giving towards a brighter future!

Become a Volunteer

You can get involved today by becoming a volunteer. Get in touch and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of children.

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