Young takes on Multicultural Ambassador role


Promoting diversity, inclusion and fostering a sense of belonging through football is a drive close to Jamie Young’s heart.

Over the years, the Roar keeper has done his bit to help break down barriers standing in the way of people having access to the World Game game, and is continuing his endeavours as an ambassador for Multicultural Development Australia (MDA) and the Welcome Sports initiative.

Unique to Brisbane, Welcome Sport is a non-for-profit sporting hub, dedicated to promoting opportunities and inclusiveness for all through sport.

A joint initiative of MDA & the El Salvador Soccer Club (ESSC), Young joins a number of high-profile Brisbane-based athletes seeking to connect communities and provide sporting opportunities for the City’s diverse communities.


Joining the defending Gary Wilkins Medallist as ambassadors are Brisbane Lions stars Charlie Cameron & Sabrina Fredrick-Traub, Queensland & Australian Touch Football representative Kimberlee Sue See and ESSC player Jose Rodolfo Barahona.

“We’re hoping the Welcome Sports initiative will help break down those social barriers that people of different cultures have,” Young said.


Based out of the Yeronga Sports Precinct, the initiative includes opportunities to get a football at your feet for all ages, including development programs for kids aged 5-12 years, as well as men’s and women’s six-a-side, casual and exercise program.


“Sport and culture can come together and you only have to see that on the scale of what football has brought us.”

This Saturday, BRFC teammate Henrique will be joining Young at a Super Saturday event hosted by Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivours of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) and the QLD Mental Health Commission.

Fittingly held during Multicultural Month in August, the event at Acacia Ridge’s Spanish Centre, includes a youth football seven-a-side competition, with both men’s and women’s teams encouraged to enter.

More details on the event can be found HERE.