Directors

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Joshua Smith

Joshua is a founder of the organisation and has a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Personal Development, Health & Physical Education from the University of Western Sydney. Joshua is also a qualified FFA Futsal & B Licensed Football Coach. Recent club coaching and football development involvements include working with; Adelaide Fusion Futsal Club, Adelaide United FC Youth Team, Port Adelaide Pirates SC, Eastern United FC & Adelaide City FC.

Joshua’s community football involvements includes a recent role as John Moriarty Football’s (JMF) Community Development Officer & Senior Coach. The JMF program runs out of Borroloola, a remote Indigenous community situated in the Northern Territory. Joshua helped setup opportunities and pathways for Indigenous kids through football which led to taking a team of 8 youngsters from Borroloola to the 2014 World Cup in Brasil. Joshua was also involved in redeveloping the Borroloola Cyclones, an all Indigenous team which competed in the 2015 FFA Cup, the first of all Indigenous team to play in the FFA Cup.

Joshua has also volunteered in the Pacific Islands through the Sports & Leadership Training (SALT) organisation to bring Futsal to local communities and in 2016 coached the Vanuatu National Futsal team in the 2016 World Cup Qualifiers.

Nader Ibrahim

Nader is a founder of the organisation and has a Bachelor of Journalism from Egypt where he was born and lived for 27 years. Nader migrated to Australia in 2009 as international student where he has undertaken a Diploma in Community Service. Nader is currently studying a Diploma of Business Management at Adelaide Institute of Business and Technology AIPT as a scholarship through DCSI. Nader has a strong relation in the Egyptian and Muslim community in South Australia and has been active in many community events.

Nader has been working in the community services sector for the last 5 years and has a great wealth of experience working in youth services, guardianship of the minister young people, mental health CALD community. Nader has previously worked for Life Without Barriers as the Centre Co-ordinator with the Immigration Program facilitating events, workshops and meaningful activities to clients on the ground.

Nader previously helped developed one of Adelaide’s most successful youth programs known as “Football Life”. “Football Life” was a grassroots football program which saw over 200 kids from diverse cultures and backgrounds unite through the world game. The program won the City of Adelaide's Champion of Inclusion Award in 2017.

 
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