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The Huddle works with young people to enhance social cohesion.

Established in 2010 to improve social cohesion by systematically addressing the causes of disengagement among young people, The Huddle’s programs target youths from migrant and refugee backgrounds in inner Melbourne, and across the North and West of the city.

In 2014, we worked with over 6,000 young people, who attended our programs more than 25,000 times.

Programs are developed and delivered by our staff and volunteers, in conjunction with the North Melbourne playing group and young people from the local community. Technology, sport, positive education, team building, mentoring and role models are used to challenge and engage, to create active community participants and to develop young people into leaders.

The Huddle’s multi-faceted approach to addressing social cohesion has been underpinned by ongoing formal and informal consultation with community and education leaders as well as young people from within the community.

The Huddle is a joint initiative of the North Melbourne Football Club, the Scanlon Foundation, and the Australian Multicultural Foundation. Click here to view our funding partners. The generosity of individual donors helps us to continue to run our award winning programs.

The Huddle Strategy & Action plan
2016 Half Year Review
2015 Huddle Review

For more information on The Huddle or for any enquiries, call (03) 9320 2400 or email