positive youth


through sport

“sport for personal

development” –

creating champions

“sport for cohesion”

– creating coaches

“sport for social and

community development”

– creating game changers

a best-practice youth



because champions are made

Creating Chances provides internationally and nationally renowned best practice, evidence-based programs promoting positive youth development through sport.

Youth Development Pathway

Using the power of sport as an engagement tool, and focusing on teaching vital 21st Century skills, we offer programs that aim to inspire, develop and empower young people to believe in themselves so they contribute positively to society and create positive change in the world.

Professional development programs

Providing tailored training programs including NESA-accredited professional development programs for teachers, seminars for community and youth workers, ongoing learning and development of Creating Chances Facilitators and accredited sports coaching.

Research and

Creating Chances is a world-leader in the use of sport for youth development. Every Creating Chances program is monitored and evaluated to the highest research standards with results used to ensure outcomes and develop and and improve our programs.

Reflection: Ben at Canterbury Vale

We asked Ben from Canterbury Vale School in Lakemba to reflect on his time in our Coaches program, a partnership with Football United and NSW Health. Ben showed exceptional on-field leadership and communication skills during his time with our Creating Chances program. For more information about what we do: http://www.creatingchances.org.au/programs/

Posted by Creating Chances on Monday, 6 February 2017

Each Creating Chances program fits into a pathway of learning and experience for participants, to encourage ongoing development.

Results from UNSW research into Creating Chances programs in 2016 showed that resilience and pro-social behaviour were significantly improved among participants

Creating Chances programs were delivered in 2016

high school students completed a Creating Chances program in 2016

primary school children participated in programs run by youth coaches in 2016

teachers completed NESA-approved professional development training in 2016

Creating Chances uses the power of sport to unify communities, promote cross-cultural understanding and bring about social change.

"Creating Chances has changed my life. It gave me the confidence and opportunity to be a leader in my community."

Student, Miller Technology High School and IEC

“The student coaches showed how empathetic they were; how interested they were in the primary school students. We saw a completely different side to them.”

Vice Principal, Canterbury Vale Primary School

"We have seen suspensions decrease, truancy decrease, while engagement with academic work has improved, as well as their social interaction with each other"

Greg Lill, Principal, Jamison High School

“The facilitators are absolutely outstanding. The students loved every minute of the program and they were engaged and on-task at all times. I have only had absolutely brilliant feedback from every student.”

Teacher from Kingswood High School

“Students were enthusiastic and engaged, and have developed many important social and sporting skills”

Teacher from Fairfield IEC

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to young people in a language they understand. Sports can create hope, where there was once only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.”

- Nelson Mandela, Laureus World Sports Awards (2000)