RADIO ED WEEK 30 AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS TELLING THEIR STORY ON LIVE FM

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In October and November this year 30 Australian schools will be participating in RADIO ED WEEK on LIVE FM.

 

It’s an opportunity for schools to talk about their pride in the achievements of their past and present students, the work of their teachers and the role they play in helping to build strong families and vibrant communities.

 

Every day schools strive to find new and better ways to do their job well. They are committed to work in partnership with parents to ensure that every child is respected as a unique individual, and supported to be the best they can be.   

 

RADIO ED WEEK is a unique opportunity for schools to publicly talk about the passion they have for teaching and learning, and the nurturing of the next generation of young Australians.

 

SHOW TIMES AND WHERE TO ACCESS PODCASTS

For information on how you can listen go to LIVE FM visit www.livefm.online.

 

A programming schedule will be released by WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 22nd.

 

THE SCHOOL WITH THE MOST LISTENERS CAN WIN BIG

To provide incentive to have as many people as possible listen to RADIO ED WEEK on LIVE FM will kindly donate $1,000 to the school that attracts the most listeners (live and podcast - over 1,000 listeners) during the month of November.

 

LIVE FM GIVING SCHOOLS A VOICE

For more information or to register your school for RADIO ED WEEK in MARCH 2019 click here.

 

ST.PATRICK'S COLLEGE 125 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT THE MCG on LIVE FM

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St Patrick’s College celebrated its 125th anniversary at the MCG Olympic Room on October 12 2018. It was a night of looking back on decades of raising fine boys to the status of great men.

The night featured a toast to the history of the College by former Headmaster Br Bill Wilding, showcased four young Old Collegians as Young Achievers (cricketer Matthew Short and Richmond Football Club premiership players Shaun Grigg, Dan Butler and Dan Rioli), and was hosted by Coodabeen Champions’ Ian Cover.


Over 400 proud SPC people attended the night with friends, teachers and students spanning many decades reflecting on what the school has meant to them.

LIVE FM captured the proceedings and produced podcasts of the event for on-demand listening.

Football For Friendship Diary Cam - Day 7

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Keep up to date with daily diary cam reports from AUS and VIC representatives, Noah Borg and Luca Durso, as they take part in Football for Friendship in Moscow in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup 2018.

The aim of the Gazprom Football for Friendship programme is to promote values embodied by football with the younger generation, such as respect for other cultures and nationalities, as well as equality.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/FootballForFriendship

Video by Football Music Culture and the AUS delegation to Gazprom Football For Friendship 2018

Football For Friendship Diary Cam - Day 6

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Keep up to date with daily diary cam reports from AUS and VIC representatives, Noah Borg and Luca Durso, as they take part in Football for Friendship in Moscow in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup 2018.

The aim of the Gazprom Football for Friendship programme is to promote values embodied by football with the younger generation, such as respect for other cultures and nationalities, as well as equality.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/FootballForFriendship

Video by Football Music Culture and the AUS delegation to Gazprom Football For Friendship 2018

Football For Friendship Diary Cam - Day 5

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Keep up to date with daily diary cam reports from AUS and VIC representatives, Noah Borg and Luca Durso, as they take part in Football for Friendship in Moscow in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup 2018.

The aim of the Gazprom Football for Friendship programme is to promote values embodied by football with the younger generation, such as respect for other cultures and nationalities, as well as equality.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/FootballForFriendship

Video by Football Music Culture and the AUS delegation to Gazprom Football For Friendship 2018

Opening Ceremony Kicks off Football For Friendship

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Football-loving children from Australia, New Zealand and almost a dozen Pacific Islands nations were among those from an unprecedented 211 countries for a global sporting event, who came together at a suburban sports field in Moscow today tasked with nothing less than “changing the world”.

By Dominic Biggs

Football-loving children from Australia, New Zealand and almost a dozen Pacific Islands nations were among those from an unprecedented 211 countries for a global sporting event, who came together at a suburban sports field in Moscow today tasked with nothing less than “changing the world”.

Their mere presence there for the pre-World Cup Football For Friendship (F4F) Children’s Social Programme represented a step towards that lofty goal.

The 1500 children and their delegations had between them travelled millions of miles, from near and far, large and small nations, old and new, rich and poor; in some cases from officially warring nations and from ideologically opposed nations with differing cultures, races and religions. But they found common ground at the Spartak City Football Academy, ablaze with noise, colourful flags, and fun.

The children all wore the friendship band, two simple strands of tied wool: blue to represent a serene cloudless sky; and green for the field of play. They were divided into 32 teams of friendship, each named after an officially endangered wild animal, to help raise environmental awareness. After a flag parade and demonstration of team rallying chants, the young participants, of both genders and all ability levels, had time to make new friends as they took part in ‘masterclasses’, including photography and news story writing for the Young Journalists, and training for the football players. The group also met celebrities like synchronised swimming Olympic champion Gelena Topilina.

The F4F format allows for two 12-year-olds from each country – a player and a journalist – and/or an older coach, up to age 16, accompanied by up to two adult chaperones, all fully sponsored by the organisation.

F4F is a social project supported by Russia’s Gazprom energy company. In a speech to a crowd of around 1,000 comprising mainly parents and other chaperones, Football For Friendship Global Director Vladimir Serov was eager to stress: “Football For Friendship is not about politics.”

In an increasingly impassioned address, he continued: “It is just about sport, about friendship and about fun of course.

“In one team, playing together, [there are] kids of different nationalities, different genders, different physical abilities.

“I believe together we will be able to help them, our young participants, to find new friends from different countries, to learn how to play together, how to live together … and I believe they will show to people what the world could be, without discrimination, without racism, war and violence.

“Football For Friendship: we are changing the world. Thank you."

The 211 countries at the sixth, and by far largest, annual ‘F4F’ event, is the same number of nations as in the FIFA world rankings list and is more than have ever been assembled for any Olympics; indeed more than the number of National Olympic Committees there are in existence (206). It is also more than the 193 member countries of the United Nations.

In a prodigious feat of diplomacy and logistics they all came, from places as disparate as Cape Verde, Comoros and Cote d’Ivoire, to Mongolia, Tahiti and Tajikistan. Scarcely a country it is possible to name was not represented in Moscow.

Many participants, from tiny, remote nations had travelled for literally days to be there. Delegations from Liberia in west Africa and from Papua New Guinea were still in transit. The Cook Islanders, in their evocative floral prints and garlands, left their home on Tuesday last week, crossed the international dateline and were airborne for a total of almost 30 hours, plus stopovers in New Zealand and Qatar, to find the working week was over by the time they reached their hotel in Moscow.

Like all the others they arrived blinking into an endless Russian summer’s day and a battery of pre-World Cup press flashlights, ready to change the world.

32 International Teams of Friendship from all over the world took part in the 2018 Football for Friendship World Championship

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On the12th of June on the Sapsan Arena Stadium in Moscow the Football for Friendship World Championship took place as part of the Gazprom International Children’s social programme Football for Friendship, official partner of FIFA and the World Cup 2018™.

32 International Teams of Friendship, consisting of young 12-year-old athletes, boys and girls, including children with disabilities, from Europe, Asia, South and North America, Australia and Oceania, met on the football pitch.  The Sixth Season of the Football for Friendship programme was marked by an unprecedented expansion of the geography of the project: a year ago representatives of 64 countries took part in the final events, but this year Young Footballers, Young Coaches and Young Journalists from 211 countries and regions of the world met in Moscow!

This season the 32 International Teams of Friendship were named by rare animals on verge of extinction to popularize a protection of the wild nature and increase interest of young generations to preserving the world fauna. The teams were traditionally formed on the friendship principle – the athletes of different nationalities, genders and physical abilities are playing together in each team. For example, in the team called Siberian Tiger have meet the participants from Burkina Faso, East Timor, Syria, Yemen, Morocco and Jordan while the Imperial Woodpecker team consists of young sportsmen from Germany, Belize, Guatemala, Canada, Nicaragua and Slovakia.

Football stars, leaders of the Football Federations, representatives of the Russian Football Union, the Paralympic Committee of Russia as well as social activists, including Aleksandr Kerzhakov, the senior coach of the Junior Russian Team, Syrian footballer Firas Al-Khatib as well as the Prince and the footballer from Saudi Arabia, Alsayyar Abdulrahman. The final games of the Football for Friendship World Championship commented the Young Journalist from Syria Yazn Taha. In total the final events of the Football for Friendship programme were visited by more than 1500 children and their accompanying adults; the event was covered by about 5000 world media.

On the eve of the final tournament of the young participants of the Football for Friendship programme spent three days at the International Friendship Camp on the territory of the Spartak Football Academy, where the sports trainings, lectures and master classes from the famous athletes, journalists and representatives of the reserves of rare species of animals were held. On June 12, the qualifying games of the Football for Friendship World Championship were held at the Sapsan Arena Stadium, the teams of Comodo Dragon and Chimpanzee reached the final. The first team consists of the guys from Wales, Kenya, Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Philippines and Brazil, the second – from Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Malawi, Colombia, Benin and Congo.

The brilliant victory got the Chimpanzee Team, consisting of Cameron Gregory Phillip (Dominica), Jeronimo Rodriguez Uruena (Colombia), Peter Paulo (Malawi), Yamirou Ouorou (Benin), Deo Kalenga Mwenze (Congo DR), Alex Oneil Junior Daniel (St. Kitts and Nevis) as well as their Young Coach from Russia Vladislav Polyakov (City of Saransk).

Traditionally, all the young participants of the final events of the Football for Friendship programme attend a football match. Last year the children supported the national teams of Chile and Germany at the FIFA Confederations Cup Final, which was held at the new Russian stadium "Saint-Petersburg". This year, the young Ambassadors of Football for Friendship will attend an opening match of the FIFA World Cup, where the teams of Russia and Saudi Arabia meet at the Luzhniki stadium.

 "I am glad to participate in the final events of the Sixth Season of the Football for Friendship programme. It's great that children from all over the world are united by such a project: it is important not only for sports development, but also for personal growth. It is nice to see how young talents put their heart and soul into their favorite activities, and that`s amazing that just in 3 days of the Friendship Camp the children have managed to become friends and demonstrated a real team game," said Alexander Alaev, Director General of the Russian Football Union.

 "I`ve been supporting the Gazprom International Children’s social programme Football for Friendship for a long time. All the young athletes who took part in the World Championship today are very talented and promising guys. Watching the games of Teams of Friendship, I was really concerned about the teams and I have to say that the final game was brilliant. I'm going to follow further careers of the young sportsmen with great pleasure. I am sure that each of the participant of the programme will be able to achieve outstanding sports results", shared his impressions Alexander KerzhakovHead Coach of the Russian Youth Team.

 "I am very glad to have come to Moscow this year to take part in the final of the World Championship of the International Football for Friendship programme! Of course, like any football player, I dream about playing with my team at the World Cup, to score a decisive goal and become as famous as Cristiano Ronaldo. But I think that the Football for Friendship World Championship is a great start! The fact that each Team of Friendship includes guys from different countries makes the task of a joint, coordinated game even more interesting. Without Football for Friendship, I would never have made so many new friends from all over the world!" said the Young Ambassador of the Football for Friendship programme Iawiolo Batal (Vanuatu, 12 y.o).

"It was an amazing game! I have been training for a long time in the school club La Dorada Caldas, but I have not experienced such emotions in any of our matches. It's really great that children from different countries take part in the programme! It is great that adult professional athletes support us sincerely, worry about the team. I`m glad that the Football for friendship programme has a nice tradition to tie Friendship Bracelets; it is not just a symbolic gesture, it is really the beginning of a great friendship between the children and adults, because football and friendship have no boundaries," said the Young Ambassador of the Football for Friendship programme Jeronimo Rodriguez Urueña (Colombia, 12 y.o).

 

BACKGROUND

 The Gazprom International Children’s social programme Football for Friendship has been implemented by the PJSC Gazprom since 2013. The goal of the project is to develop children's football, foster tolerance and respect for various cultures and nationalities among children from different countries. The key values promoted by the programme participants include friendship, equality, fairness, health, peace, devotion, victory, traditions and honour.

The main event of the project is the annual International Football for Friendship Children’s Forum, which brings together young players from around the world and where they discuss the issues of respecting values around the world with representatives of the media and famous players.

The special award of the Football for friendship project is the Nine Values Cup. This is a unique trophy, awarded annually to one of the professional football clubs for the implementation of social initiatives that embody the values of the project. The winner is chosen by the Young Ambassadors of the project by voting, which takes place in all countries — participants of the Football for friendship programme.

Thousands of participants around the world join the project every year. Since the start of the project, its geography has expanded significantly — from 8 countries in 2013 to 211 countries in 2018. Hundreds of young players become Ambassadors of the Football for Friendship movement and its values in their countries. The symbol of the project is the Friendship Bracelet. It was tied around the wrist to more than 3 million children and adults around the world, including famous athletes, journalists, artists, politicians and presidents of different countries.

LISTEN: R.Sasikumar Live From Football For Friendship

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As part of the Singapore Delegation at 2018 Gazprom Football for Friendship, R.SASIKUMAR joins Carlos Alberto Diego and Anthony Grima live from Moscow, Russia.

Taking place in Moscow, Russia on 8-15 June and ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, F4F is an annual International Children’s social programme organized by Gazprom, an international company supporting global social projects and setting new standards in relation to social policy. The aim of the programme is to promote essential values embodied by football with the younger generation such as respect for other cultures and nationalities as well as equality.

LISTEN: Celine Haapuea and Pascal Giddan (Tahiti) Live From Football For Friendship

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As part of the Tahiti Delegation at 2018 Gazprom Football for Friendship, CELINE HAAPUEA AND PASCAL GIDDAN (TAHITI) joins Carlos Alberto Diego and Anthony Grima live from Moscow, Russia.

Taking place in Moscow, Russia on 8-15 June and ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, F4F is an annual International Children’s social programme organized by Gazprom, an international company supporting global social projects and setting new standards in relation to social policy. The aim of the programme is to promote essential values embodied by football with the younger generation such as respect for other cultures and nationalities as well as equality.

LISTEN: Azar Khan and Bruhana Dean Live From Football For Friendship

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As part of the Pakistan Delegation at 2018 Gazprom Football for Friendship, R.Sasikumar joins Carlos Alberto Diego and Anthony Grima live from Moscow, Russia.

Taking place in Moscow, Russia on 8-15 June and ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, F4F is an annual International Children’s social programme organized by Gazprom, an international company supporting global social projects and setting new standards in relation to social policy. The aim of the programme is to promote essential values embodied by football with the younger generation such as respect for other cultures and nationalities as well as equality.

LISTEN: Donna McLeod (New Zealand) Live From Football For Friendship

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As part of the New Zealand Delegation at 2018 Gazprom Football for Friendship, Donna McLeod joins Carlos Alberto Diego and Anthony Grima live from Moscow, Russia.

Taking place in Moscow, Russia on 8-15 June and ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, F4F is an annual International Children’s social programme organized by Gazprom, an international company supporting global social projects and setting new standards in relation to social policy. The aim of the programme is to promote essential values embodied by football with the younger generation such as respect for other cultures and nationalities as well as equality.

LISTEN: Berry Sonneschein (Mozambique) Live For Football For Friendship

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As part of the Mozambique Delegation at 2018 Gazprom Football for Friendship, Berry Sonneschein joins Carlos Alberto Diego and Anthony Grima live from Moscow, Russia.

Taking place in Moscow, Russia on 8-15 June and ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, F4F is an annual International Children’s social programme organized by Gazprom, an international company supporting global social projects and setting new standards in relation to social policy. The aim of the programme is to promote essential values embodied by football with the younger generation such as respect for other cultures and nationalities as well as equality.

LISTEN: Lotze Hopman and Simon van Herpen (Netherlands) Live From Football For Friendship

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As part of the Netherlands Delegation at 2018 Gazprom Football for Friendship, Lotze Hopman and Simon van Herpen join Carlos Alberto Diego and Anthony Grima live from Moscow, Russia.

Taking place in Moscow, Russia on 8-15 June and ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, F4F is an annual International Children’s social programme organized by Gazprom, an international company supporting global social projects and setting new standards in relation to social policy. The aim of the programme is to promote essential values embodied by football with the younger generation such as respect for other cultures and nationalities as well as equality.

LISTEN: Bill Aprey Live From Football For Friendship In Moscow

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Bill Aprey joins Carlos Alberto Diego and Anthony Grima live from Moscow, Russia.

Taking place in Moscow, Russia on 8-15 June and ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, F4F is an annual International Children’s social programme organized by Gazprom, an international company supporting global social projects and setting new standards in relation to social policy. The aim of the programme is to promote essential values embodied by football with the younger generation such as respect for other cultures and nationalities as well as equality.

LISTEN: Ekaterina Volkova (F4F) Live From Moscow

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Head of International PR Football For Friendship Ekaterina Volkova joins Carlos Alberto Diego and Anthony Grima live from Moscow, Russia.

Taking place in Moscow, Russia on 8-15 June and ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, F4F is an annual International Children’s social programme organized by Gazprom, an international company supporting global social projects and setting new standards in relation to social policy. The aim of the programme is to promote essential values embodied by football with the younger generation such as respect for other cultures and nationalities as well as equality.

EKATERINA VOLKOVA Head of International PR Football for Friendship for GAZPROM INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN SOCIAL PROGRAMME FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP

Football For Friendship Diary Cam - Day 4

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Keep up to date with daily diary cam reports from AUS and VIC representatives, Noah Borg and Luca Durso, as they take part in Football for Friendship in Moscow in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup 2018.

The aim of the Gazprom Football for Friendship programme is to promote values embodied by football with the younger generation, such as respect for other cultures and nationalities, as well as equality.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/FootballForFriendship

Video by Football Music Culture and the AUS delegation to Gazprom Football For Friendship 2018

LISTEN: Nikki Little (Australia) Live From Gazprom Football For Friendship

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As part of the Australian Delegation at Gazprom Football for Friendship, Nikki Little joins Carlos Alberto Diego and Anthony Grima live from Moscow, Russia.

Taking place in Moscow, Russia on 8-15 June and ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, F4F is an annual International Children’s social programme organized by Gazprom, an international company supporting global social projects and setting new standards in relation to social policy. The aim of the programme is to promote essential values embodied by football with the younger generation such as respect for other cultures and nationalities as well as equality.

Football For Friendship Broadcast Announcement

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LIVE FM will be broadcasting the the 2018 Gazprom Football for Friendship programme live from Moscow.

Update from Moscow

LIVE FM will be broadcasting the the 2018 Gazprom Football for Friendship programme live from Moscow.

The Football for Friendship programme is transforming a FIFA World Cup dream into reality for Luca Durso and Noah Borg, both aged 12, on an all expenses paid trip to represent Australia at the F4F programme.

Taking place in Moscow, Russia on 8-15 June and ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, F4F is an annual International Children’s social programme organized by Gazprom, an international company supporting global social projects and setting new standards in relation to social policy. The aim of the programme is to promote essential values embodied by football with the younger generation such as respect for other cultures and nationalities as well as equality.

To listen to the live broadcast and podcasts, visit www.livefm.online check out https://soundcloud.com/making-media

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