Community Support Programs

As a community club, we believe giving back and contributing is important for our kids to understand.

Accordingly, Barnies supports various community programs where we believe we can make a difference and provide soccer for those who may not normally have access to the game.​

Blind Sports Victoria

(Vision Impaired Support)

Blind Soccer, or Blind Football as it is known internationally, is an internationally recognised sport played at the Paralympics.

The sport of blind football is very much in its infancy in Melbourne and in Australia and Barnies is one of only three clubs selected in Victoria to implement the Blind and Vision Impaired AIA Vitality MiniRoos for 2015 .

Barnies with the assistance of Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria is working with Football Federation Victoria to build the capacity of our club to provide opportunities for people with a vision impairment of all ages to participate in football.

Barnies - Soccer 4 All.

Karen Community Sponsorship

(Refugee Support)

The Westgate Baptist Community (WBC) has developed special links with the Karen people of south east Myanmar (Burma) and especially the people in some of the refugee camps along the Thai border.  

Importantly, the WBC has been instrumental in bringing out several families as refugees to settle in Australia, and have provided social, language and material aid.

Barnies has been able to assist the Karen community to further participate in community life by sponsoring various children to play soccer at Barnies.

Barnies has also taken great pride in being able to suport the Karen Community with our ongoing sporting assistance.

Football for All Abilities

(Intellectual Disability Support)


BUJFC is proud to support the local community and an important part of that is running the ‘Football 4 Fun’ soccer program for children with an intellectual and/or learning disability. 


It’s opens to boys & girls from 6-15,  is free to participate and starts on early May. 


See the flyer for details and pass onto any participant who would enjoy the chance to have fun, learn to play and meet new friends.

Football for All Abilities

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All Abilities Information Brochure

F4F Contact / Enquiry

Please send us you enquiry for our Football for Fun Program


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Our Community Efforts Being Recognised

The success of our community support and engagement programs would not be possible without

our members contributions and the contributions of other organisations.

Grants were provided to ensure our volunteers are properly trained in first aid practices.

Community grant to fund the Club defribrillator and other community projects.

Awarded in conjuction with the A-League, these valuable monies were most well received

A generous donation to assist in supporting our Karen kids in enjoying their new life.