About us

Pushing Barriers is a not for profit association with the primary objective being to advance and improve the lives and welfare of refugee youth by providing them with opportunities and funding to be included and welcomed into Australian culture and society through sport.
Pushing Barriers does this by –

1. Providing financial relief by paying for costs of playing a sport, including club fees, sports clothing and equipment.

2. Providing transport to and from sporting events and training as required.

3. Encouraging and facilitating participation in a sport of an individual’s choice at the club level in the local community and further participation at district and or higher levels if the opportunity arises.

4. Acting as a liaison for and providing support to the refugee youth in their communications between the school, the relevant sporting club, the individual and their family.

5. Providing opportunities for refugee youth to meet with positive role models who are aligned with Pushing Barriers’ values to motivate, inspire and support them both in their sporting endeavours and as they seek to be included and welcomed into wider Australian society and culture.

6. Providing exposure to a variety of sports through a clinic-based approach at the individual’s school.

7. Working to reduce social and financial barriers that refugee youth face in the community so as to improve their quality of life and their connection with their local community.

8. Creating and facilitating supportive social networks for refugee youth by encouraging their inclusion and acceptance within a sporting community.

9. Encouraging and educating about the need for diversity, inclusion and acceptance within the sporting community and various sporting bodies.

10. Performing and discharging such duties and functions where this is incidental or conducive to the attainment of these objects, including seeking and/or raising funds from the public to advance the above objects.


- Values -

Teamwork • Trust • Inclusion • Fun • Respect


- Our team -


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- Testimonials -

It's through small acts like the work Pushing Barriers is doing that unity and understanding are built. It takes courage and lots of hard work to make the world a better place, and I am so proud to be a part of the excellent work that PB does — Faizal


- Our supporters -

Multicultural affairs Queensland • Rotary Centenary

Clubs that support our players are

Mt Gravatt Hawks