The community network: an Aboriginal community football club bringing people together
Alister Thorpe, Wendy Anders, Kevin Rowley
AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2014
There are few empirical studies about the role of Aboriginal sporting organisations in promoting wellbeing. The aim of the present study was to understand the impact of an Aboriginal community sporting team and its environment on the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of young Aboriginal men, and to identify barriers and motivators for participation. A literature review of the impact of sport on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal participants was conducted. This informed a qualitative study design with a grounded theory approach. Four semistructured interviews and three focus groups were completed with nine current players and five past players of the Fitzroy Stars Football Club to..View full abstract
The authors thank the Fitzroy Stars Football Club for agreeing to participate in this study and for providing advice and support. The authors also thank all Aboriginal community members who provided valuable information for the interviews.