Community Events

Football can play a role in bringing communities together, having a positive social and cultural impact, providing positive role models and increase awareness and connections between community organisations and football community- it can help build more inclusive, healthier, happier, and safer communities. 

It is good practice for Clubs to acknowledge and promote dates of significance where possible (see list below) within their Community events and match days to help reach a greater cross section of the community. 

Below are some significant dates clubs could consider getting involved in by working closely with your local community organisations:

Dates of Significance - 2019

Play Football Round – February 7th – February 10th

ANZAC Day - 25 April

International Women's Day – March 8th

Harmony Week – March 21st 

Reconcilation week – 27th May – 3rd June

Refugee Week – June 17th to June 23rd

NAIDOC week – 2nd week July

Wear it Purple Day – last Friday in August

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Against Women and Children – November 25th- 10th Dec

 

Key Religious Dates - 2019

Buddhism

Chinese New Year - 16 February

Buddha Day - 29 May

Christianity

Lent - 14 February

Good Friday - 30 March

Easter Sunday/Monday - 1 - 2 April

Christmas Day - 25 December

Hinduism

Holi/Hindu New Year - 2 - 18 March

Raksha Bandhan - 7 August

First Day of Navaratri - 21 September

Diwali - 19 October

Judaism

Purim - 1 March

Passover - 31 March to 7 April

Shavuot - 19/20 May

Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur - 21-22-23 September

Sukkot/Shemini Azeret/Simchat Torah - 5/6 - 12/13 October

Chanunkah (Hannukah) - 13 - 20 December

Islam

Ramadan/Eid-AL-Fitr - 16 May/14/15 June

Ei-Al-Adha/Al-Hijra/Ashura - 1/21/30 September

Sikhism

Vaiskhi - 13 April

Diwali/Bandi Chhor Divas - 19 October

Birthday of Guru Nanak - 4 November

Birthday or Guru Gobind Singh - 25 December