Creating Chances provides internationally and nationally renowned best practice, evidence-based programs promoting positive youth development through sport.
Youth Development Pathway
We offer programs for primary schools and high schools, with all our programs fitting within the Creating Chances Youth Development Pathway – a structured and progressive program that is designed to build confident, capable and future-ready young people.
Professional development programs
Tailored training programs including NESA-accredited professional development for teachers, seminars for community and youth workers, ongoing learning and development for Creating Chances Facilitators and accredited sports coaching.
A Monitoring and Evaluation team at UNSW measures social and individual outcomes across every Creating Chances program including: Resilience, pro-social behaviour, peer problems, social self-efficacy, attitudes toward school and level of optimism.
Each Creating Chances program fits into a pathway of learning and experience for participants, to encourage ongoing development.
Participation in Creating Chances improves the lives of young people. Check out these amazing stories of change!
“The program has improved my confidence and made me a more outgoing person.
I feel I have accomplished a few of the goals and become more confident. It made me a better person.”
— Mason, Student, Gorokan High School
Real stories. Real change.
Meet Samar. And Mikayla. And Emre. And Krish. And Rhiannon. These are just a handful of the thousands of inspirational stories from young people which show that Creating Chances isn’t just about ticking boxes. It’s about real, tangible and measurable outcomes for students, and a long lasting impact on communities.
Our programs have a strong focus on individual student growth and development across life skills including resilience, social and emotional intelligence, pro-social behaviour, coping and more. Results are triangulated against school data, and a comprehensive report is developed for each school. Follow the link below to see an example report.
Creating Chances programs delivered since 2015
high school students completed a Creating Chances program since 2015
primary school children participated in programs run by youth coaches since 2015
participants have attended a Creating Chances camp since 2015
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."
“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.”
“The program has improved my confidence and made me a more outgoing person. I feel I have accomplished a few of the goals and become more confident. It made me a better person.”
“The students at Canterbury Vale School love their sports and during these fun activities we’re able to see glimpses of their leadership potential and ability to contribute”
“I was worried the kids won’t listen to me, but then I remembered what we learnt in class and it helped, it was so fun, now I can’t wait for next week”
"We have seen suspensions decrease, truancy decrease, while engagement with academic work has improved, as well as their social interaction with each other"
“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.”
“Students were enthusiastic and engaged, and have developed many important social and sporting skills”