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Government Boost To Grow Community Programs

GIANTS star Stephen Coniglio with Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons, Minister for Multiculturalism Ray William and students from Unity Grammar Austral in Casula. - AFL,AFLW,Stephen Coniglio,Amanda Farrugia
GIANTS star Stephen Coniglio with Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons, Minister for Multiculturalism Ray William and students from Unity Grammar Austral in Casula.

More than 3000 multicultural students across 20 schools in Western Sydney will get closer to the GIANTS than ever before thanks to a new community program named after two of the club’s stars.

The Stephen Coniglio-Amanda Farrugia Community Program is made possible thanks to a $400,000 commitment over four years from the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government.

The announcement was made on Thursday by Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams, alongside the Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons, GIANTS star Stephen Coniglio, multicultural community leaders and students from Unity Grammar Austral in Casula.

Minister Williams said young people in Western Sydney will have access to GIANTS’ AFL and AFLW mentors to learn about Australian culture and the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.

“It’s great to see Stephen Coniglio and Amanda Farrugia use their platforms to encourage young migrants to connect with their local community through sport,” Mr Williams said.

“The program will also offer participants a healthy breakfast in the morning, to ensure they have the fuel needed to perform in class and on the sporting field.”

GIANTS Chief Executive David Matthews welcomed the funding announcement.

“This is great news for the GIANTS and I’m delighted as the AFL’s youngest club, we are playing a proactive role with the NSW Government in strengthening local communities in Western Sydney,” Mr Matthews said.