CSH is born
In partnership with new and emerging communities from the Brimbank area, the CSH initiative was launched with support from MiCare, Brimbank City Council, Asylum Seeker Resource centre, IPC Health and the Centre for Multicultural Youth.
In the first few months the CSH was based on a turn up and play model that catered for individuals and groups who wanted to play socially
Albion Thunder is born
The CSH created the Albion Thunder team to provide a pathways to mainstream football competition. The Albion Thunder Team is the CSH representative team.
Albion Thunder enters one team into the VCFA League Division 1.
- Game Training Certificate: Volunteer coaches certified.
- Scanlon Foundation Grant application lodged on behalf of the CSH by Melbourne City Football Club.
- Summer Sevens program launches.
Scanlon Foundation Grant
Grant approved! Scanlon Foundation Grant would go towards building social cohesion through football.
The aim is to build capacity amongst participants to continue to take a leadership role in program deliver and governance, to increase the number of individuals and groups accessing the CSH and to support pathways to mainstream football opportunities and experiences.
- VCFA 2016 season kicks off. Albion Thunder enter into the league with financial support form the Scanlon Foundation Grant.
- CSH begins incorporation process to transition to a community lead program.
- Community Soccer Hub has become officially incorporated!
- On the 29th of April players and CSH Advisory group members undertake consultations with Sports Community, commissioned by Brimbank City Council, to develop the Hub’s strategic operational plan.
Holiday Program and Miniroos Launch
- In partnership with CMY and MCFC, the Holiday Program launches.
- Miniroos program kicks off, catering to kids ages 4 to 11.
VCFA Parry Cup Winners
Albion Thunder team wins the VCFA Parry Cup Competition for the 2016 season.
Albion Thunders play in the VicSoccer Premier division and the U14 and U10s play in FFV’s western division competition.
LUCRF Super Community Program
The LUCRF Super Community Program partners with the Hub to deliver “soccer for all” a program that aims to increase participation, social connectedness and build capacity. Over a two year period. More than 200 people from new and emerging communities are expected to benefit from this program and partnership.
Albion thunder enters two teams into VicSoccer Division One, in partnership with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Start of the Communities League
CSH launches the Communities League. An in-house competition that caters for new and emerging community groups based at the hub. With 8 teams in 2018, CSH is looking to increase capacity to 12 teams by 2019.