Our Mission Vision

To provide opportunities for children and young people, especially those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds to play soccer in a safe and inclusive environment

To encourage children and young people to be fit and active, and to support both their physical and psychological health and wellbeing

To foster positive cross-cultural relationships with others, to connect and empower children and young people in making a positive contribution to their community

To support inclusivity and social cohesion by connecting children and young people with their families, our partners and the wider community

Our approach

A HOLISTIC APPROACH

Our innovative positive soccer program for children and young people aged five to seventeen is designed to help participants build their soccer skills while also building a positive mindset to apply to other parts of their lives.

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CHARACTER STRENGTHS

We are very interested in how One Ball can encourage the understanding and practice of Positive character strengths for young people to help them reach their potential. In the five parts of this interview, Dr Niemiec gave us plenty to think about and implement in our coaching.

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Our Founder

Kamal Ibrahim migrated from Ethiopia with his family in 2003 at the age of 12 to escape civil war and conflict.

At that time, he spoke no English and found it difficult settling into life in Australia. He turned to his passion – soccer – as a way of communicating and connecting into his new community.

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THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME "ONE BALL"

The name of the organisation originated from the concept that when Kamal was a young boy growing up in Ethiopia he didn’t have much, no designated playing field, no boots, no uniform and no coaches.

The neighbourhood only had one ball to share amongst all the kinds and Kamal experienced first-hand that all you really need is literally “one ball” to bring everyone together.

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What Our Parents say

"Parent from port Melbourne"

“My kids have never been in soccer club before and has very scared to play other kids, know they feel more confident”

"Parent from port Melbourne"

“They learn respect, teamwork and patience in practices. Playing in a group social awareness and understanding of others.”

"Parent from Cranbourne"

“The way the coaches interact with the kids is just amazing”

"Parent from Cranbourne"

“My children get to engage with children of different cultural backgrounds. They are away from their electronics and get to develop new skills, friendships and improve their fitness and have fun at the same time”

"Parent from Cranbourne"

“They've both learned to enjoy learning soccer without the pressure to win but just to have fun in the game. The sportsmanship and team spirit that you teach is also a great point of your program. Thank you”

LATEST NEWS

Jun 28, 2022

May 31, 2022

Safer Communities Grant announcement

We are delighted to receive a Federal Government Department of Home Affairs Safer Communities Gra...
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Jan 25, 2022

JULY-21-NEWSLETTER

Happy World Refugee Day! One Ball is proud to support @asrc1 #ASRCTelethon in recognising...
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Jan 25, 2022

HAPPY WORLD REFUGEE DAY!

Happy World Refugee Day! One Ball is proud to support @asrc1 #ASRCTelethon in recognising...
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Jan 25, 2022

ONE BALL VISION IN ETHIOPIA

We’re so excited to have had the opportunity to share the One Ball vision with our friends at...
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Jan 25, 2022

LELA MCGREGOR

One Ball would like to acknowledge and thank Lela McGregor for her incredible...
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OUR AWESOME PARTNERS

We work closely with our sponsors and partners to develop mutually-beneficial fundraising campaigns, co-branded sporting kits, media and experiences that have an incredible impact on our local communities.