NSW/ACT Awards Submissions

Welcome, to the NSW/ACT Awards Submissions! Here you can review this years PLA Awards of Excellence Submissions. If you have any enquiries about the awards, please feel free to reach out to the National Office team.

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Daughters and Dads Football

Community Based Initiative of the Year Award

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

Football NSW

Overview:

The Daughters and Dads Football Program engages fathers and their primary school-aged daughters in football to enhance social-emotional well-being. Supported by the NSW Football Legacy Program, it challenges gender norms, strengthens familial bonds, and promotes physical activity. Structured over 9 weeks to align with school terms, it fosters values like persistence and resilience. With over 630 participating families since July 2022, it attracts newcomers to football, promoting community engagement. NOTE Information in this submission is not to be distributed outside the purposes of the award


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Liverpool Seniors Well-being and Social Group

Community Based Initiative of the Year Award

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

Collective Leisure Pty Ltd

Overview:

The Liverpool Seniors Well-being and Social Group is delivered by Collective Leisure on behalf of Liverpool City Council in partnership with SWSLHD and Healthstin, providing free thrice weekly physical activity and well-being sessions to over 65s to reduce social isolation and improve well-being.


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Park Fun

Community Based Initiative of the Year Award

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

Lismore City Council

Overview:

"Park Fun" was a community initiative transforming leisure time into a family experience. Our free six-week series fostered inclusivity with diverse activities including craft, play, soccer, fitness, relaxation and dinner. More than just fun "Park Fun" had a positive impact on health, well-being, and community unity.


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Lewis Herman Reserve-NSW First Dementia Friendly Parkland

Community Based Initiative of the Year Award

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

Inner West Council

Overview:

In 2018 Inner West Council commenced development of a master plan for a brand-new parkland in located in Holden Street Ashfield. Consisting of approximately 3,600m² the parkland is bordered to the south by the Ashfield Baptist Homes. Through careful site specific master planning the vision for a dementia friendly parkland was developed and nurtured with the community. Dementia friendly parks are about “gentle inclusion” and the provision of facilities which are designed with the whole community in mind, they are in the real sense intergenerational.


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