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Award Winner

Flautist Eliza Creek, 17, from the small town of Nhill near the border between Victoria and South Australia, has been named as the recipient of the Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award 2020. 

A recent story published by The Age is available to read here and our media release is available to read here.

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Cycling greats Cadel Evans and George Hincapie in online conversation at 8pm on 4 July 2020

On July 4, to mark what should have been the start of one of cycling’s greatest annual events, the Tour de France, two great cyclists will discuss the highs and lows of their cycling careers and experiences.

In an online charity event hosted by SBS cycling commentator Matt Keenan, Australia’s Cadel Evans and America’s George Hincapie will answer the tough questions.

Entertainment will be provided by Melbourne-based comedian Arj Barker.

The event is organised by the Gruppetto Fund,

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Skyline Education Foundation featured in The Age

Congratulations to Skyline Education Foundation on an excellent article in The Age featuring former Skyline students Shehelah Dassenaike and Gypsy Akhyar.

Check out The Age article here.

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ABC 7:30 interviews Akat Mayoum from Sunshine Heights Cricket Club

Congratulations to Akat Mayoum from Sunshine Heights Cricket Club for his amazing interview on ABC’s 7.30 Report about his cricket journey and the scholarship he received from Newsboys Foundation to go on the life-changing cricket tour to England, Italy and Spain in 2011.

In 2019, Akat continues to be an outstanding leader in the club, and in the community.

Congratulations also to Sunshine Heights Cricket Club for their important work with young people from diverse backgrounds and support in creating young leaders of the future.

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Applications now open for the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Bach Competition

Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award Winners Charlotte Kube (2015), The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, Emma Amery (2017), Trish Thompson (2018), Sandy Shaw (CEO – Newsboys Foundation)

Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Bach Competition, including the Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award is dedicated to young musicians passionate about J.S. Bach.

Applications close on Wednesday 8 May 2019 at midnight and the finals will be held at Melbourne Recital Centre on Sunday 16 June 2019.

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New Videos

As part of the Newsboys Foundation’s 125th Anniversary celebrations, a series of videos have been created to document the history of Newsboys Foundation, the 125 BPM concert, and the various organisations Newsboys Foundation has supported in Victoria.

Check out our new videos and subscribe to our YouTube channel here.

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Phunktional & Melbourne Youth Orchestras documentary short

With support from the Newsboys Foundation, Phunktional & Melbourne Youth Orchestras have recorded a short documentary featuring young people from Robinvale recording original songs for the 6-part miniseries “Stories Beneath the Vale”.

Newsboys Foundation was proud to support Phunktional and Melbourne Youth Orchestras (MYO) to make a short documentary featuring young people from MYO and Robinvale recording original songs for the 6-part mini-series “Stories Beneath the Vale”

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Kids Thrive – Kids Manifesto

As part of the Newsboys Foundation 125th anniversary celebrations, we were delighted to partner with Kids Thrive and Arts Centre Melbourne to deliver the inaugural Kids Manifesto event on 22 October 2018. It was a great success!

Read all about it on the Kids Thrive website. Congratulations to Kids Thrive on a wonderful event and a big thanks to Arts Centre Melbourne, the Sidney Myer Fund and the William Buckland Foundation for their support.

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125 BPM Concert a great success

125 BPM concert with MYO and OUP at Melbourne Recital Centre to celebrate 125 years of the Newsboys Foundation was a great success. See the rehearsal pics here.

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125BPM Concert Herald Sun feature

125BPM Concert featured in Herald Sun.

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125BPM Concert – Arts Review

125 BPM concert with Newsboys Foundation, MYO, OUP and Bob Urquhart featured in Arts Review.

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125BPM Concert – Southbank Local News

Southbank Local News features Newsboys Foundation, Bob Urquhart, MYO and OUP for 125 BPM concert. Read article here

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125BPM Concert – Star Weekly

OUP performers Zayne Mehrez and Joseph Samarani featured in Star Weekly for 125BPM concert. Read article here

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The I CAN Network Celebrates its 5th Birthday

The I CAN Network celebrated its fifth Birthday on the 19th September 2018 at the Treasury Theatre. Watch a sneak peak of the I CAN video on the I CAN Network YouTube channel.

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Newsboys winner features in The Age

Seventeen-year-old trumpeter Trish Thompson was featured in The Age print edition (on 18 June) after winning the 2018 Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award in the Bach Competition at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

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Trish Thompson featured in the Warrnambool Standard

The Warrnambool Standard (on 20 June 2018) featured Trish’s story, including an interview on winning the Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award.

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Trish Thompson featured in the Portland Observer

Trish Thompson’s hometown paper, the Portland Observer (on 19 June 2018) featured a story on her winning the Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award.

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Inspiring Indigenous Leadership

The Baldau Yiooghen Youth Leadership Academy – an initiative by Anglicare Victoria and The Long Walk has been launched. Baldau Yiooghen means ‘big dreams’ in Wurundjeri language. The Newsboys Foundation is a proud supporter of Anglicare Victoria’s work with young people.
See the full story at SBS NITV and the Wimmera Mail Times.

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Roghayeh Sadeghi’s ambition to become a human rights lawyer

Roghayeh Sadeghi tells The Age that when she arrived at Northern Bay College as a 12-year-old she could only say ‘‘hello’’. Now her ambition is to become a human rights lawyer. Roghayeh won the Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award in 2015 at the VicSRC Recognition Awards.

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Melbourne Youth Orchestras teams up with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne Youth Orchestras is teaming up with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for “MSO Side by Side” at Hamer Hall. Full details and ticket information can be found at the MSO website. Newsboys Foundation is a proud supporter of Melbourne Youth Orchestras.

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