The Social Power of Sport

Event postponed

Event postponed

The Social Power of Sport with Craig Foster has been postponed due to current guidelines on social distancing that aim to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

We hope to reschedule this event and will be in touch to confirm a new date.

Thank you for your understanding.

Craig Foster

Former Socceroo, broadcaster, sport and human rights advocate

Craig Foster believes in the power of sport as a vehicle for social justice, multiculturalism, interfaith and intercultural dialogue and cooperation, and to support vulnerable and marginalised people. He believes it is the responsibility of sport and athletes to educate and promote equality and human rights for all. Sport has the ability to create social movements and change conversations on important issues. By creating safe spaces through sport, equality becomes a foundational value.

The power of teamwork in social advocacy, which Australia experienced in the #SaveHakeem campaign led by Craig in early 2019, freed a young, Bahraini refugee footballer from a Thai prison.

Following a celebrated football career as Australia’s 419th Socceroo and 40th captain, as well as club captain of Crystal Palace FC, Craig has become one of Australia’s most respected broadcasters over a 17-year, multi Logie-winning career with SBS.

Craig is perhaps equally well known for the social programs he has developed and supports and his advocacy for sport and human rights. Craig is a firm believer in sport for social change and the importance of inclusivity, non-discrimination and equality of access to sport for children.

WHEN: Wednesday 18 March 2020, 6.30pm
WHERE: Old Boys Lecture Theatre, Newington College
COST: Free
CONTACT: Newington College Reception on 02 9568 9333 or contact@newington.nsw.edu.au to reserve your place.