Charan Foundation partnership with Football Empowerment


Young people in Melbourne have been participating in a free soccer program thanks to a partnership between the Charan Foundation and Football Empowerment.

The soccer series was developed to help support the health and wellbeing of CALD communities living in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. Sessions have included a free drop-in session for teenagers and young adults aged 15-20 years old every Monday night (19.00-21.00) at St Albans Victoria University campus.

A particular highlight for the partnership has been the hosting of the first ever African Nations Cup Victoria 2019 Soccer Tournament. Over 20 teams signed up to battle it out for the coveted title, with X taking home the trophy.

The best talents from the tournament have gone on to be selected for the African-American All Star Under 21 team. They will play friendlies against Melbourne City FC youth team and Melbourne Victory FC youth teams.

The Charan Foundation and Football Empowerment will be working together across 2019 to continue to offer sporting opportunities and training for young people across west Melbourne. If you live in the area and want to get involved, please email

Sally Charan