Positive youth development through sport

Springboard: Creating resilient and positive learners

Champions: Creating self-aware and responsible learners

Coaches: Creating leaders and community connections

Game Changer: Creating advocates & active citizens

Future Pathways: Creating a roadmap to post-school success

A best-practice youth development pathway designed for the 21st Century

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 a proven pathway of programs that aim to inspire, engage, develop and empower 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.

Research and

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

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!



“We have seen suspensions decrease, truancy decrease, while engagement with academic work has improved as well as their social interaction with each other.” — Principal, Jamison High School

Real stories. Real change.

These inspirational stories from young people show that Creating Chances isn’t just about ticking boxes. It’s about real, tangible outcomes and a wider impact on communities.


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

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

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."

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

“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

“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” 

Stuart Meney, Head Facilitator

“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”

Azhar, Student, Miller Tech High 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