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Youth, Sport & Recreation Program

Helping build stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.

Youth in Communities

East Arnhem Regional Council Youth with essential funding provided by Youth in Communities program with the  Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs aims to  deliver a comprehensive youth strategy in region that:

  • provides an effective diversion for young Indigenous people from at risk behaviours;
  • improves life choices and outcomes for young Indigenous people, through engaging them in positive activities that promote pathways to better health and wellbeing, community capacity building and participation in school, work and social networks; and
  • strengthens and improves the youth services infrastructure, both in the number of youth workers employed and the facilities available for providing youth services and activities.

Sport & Recreation

The Sport & Recreation stream aims to provide structured, physical and socially interactive sporting activities, events, competitions and games through the nine (9) communities of East Arnhem Regional Council.

The Sport & Recreation stream increases the overall participation and involvement in sport and physical activities of all people living in East Arnhem land. This is achieved by encouraging and increasing community ownership and management of sport and physical recreation activities.

Not only does the Sport & Recreation stream provide opportunities to participate in sport, but it also focuses on delivering skill development and training opportunities in the field to ensure sustainability of the service and increase community ownership.

East Arnhem Sport and Recreation is funded by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts & Sport Indigenous Sport & Recreation Program and the Northern Territory Government Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport Active Remote Communities (ARC) Program.

Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)

Children in the East Arnhem l region have access to quality and flexible after school activities through the Outside School Hours Care stream. Outside School Hours Care delivers extra curricular activities that also hold educational outcomes delivered in a way that encourages family and community engagement.

East Arnhem Regional Council Outside School Hours Care stream aims provide affordable and cost effective activities designed to enhance early childhood learning, based on the needs and interests of the children, including the cultural, physical, social, emotional, language and learning developmental needs

Largely developed for young people between the ages of 5 – 12, the Outside School Hours Care stream delivers a range of activities that stimulates creativity, participation and engagement, whilst developing life skills and upholding an educational focus.

In each community the Youth, Sport & Recreation Team delivers different Outside School Hours activities based on available space, facilities and occurring events. Activities such as physical activities and organised sports are always popular choice and often have high numbers of participation. Other activities such as Music, Arts, Crafts, Cooking and Culture are also very popular and enable EASC to create an environment that acknowledges and strengthens the cultural identity and diversity of the children attending Outside School Hours Care.  

East Arnhem Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) is funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations(DEEWR).