To provide all members of the community with equal opportunities to become engage in the community through a variety of social and physical activities. Allowing everyone to develop a sense of belonging, confidence in their own abilities and help them be connected to the rest of the community.
To develop a centre that is welcoming of all people and provides them a variety of opportunities to engage in physical activity, have social interaction and learn new skills. We want a centre that provides a holistic wellness program that can address everyone’s physical and mental health with a variety of programs that are interwoven together.
The Hurricane Stars Club was originally called the Young Amirs Club, to provide social, sporting and educational activities for families, children and adults. The name changed to the Hurricane Stars Club in 2018. We have organised monthly activities and school holiday programs for children and families to have fun, make new friends and learn something new. We started a program specifically for teenagers, to get them off their electronic devices and out in nature, having fun with their peers.
In January 2017 the Hurricane Stars Club started a ladies only swimming program for ladies to learn how to swim in an all female only environment. During 2017 we added a mums and bubs learn to swim class and a ladies aqua aerobics class. In 2018 we continued to offer more options by adding children’s swimming classes, squad swimming and men only swimming classes. All our teachers are AUSTSWIM qualified to ensure the highest standard of teaching.
The Hurricane Stars Club affiliated with Swimming Queensland in 2018. The club was approved for receiving the Queensland governments ‘Get Started’ vouchers. Allowing the club to offer a excellent swimming and squad training program for children aged 5 – 17 years old.
In 2018 the Hurricane Stars Club was approved by the Logan City Council to offer a mums and bubs fitness program called ‘Mums Get Moving’. The Hurricane Stars Club is starting a fitness program for teenage girls.
The Hurricane Stars Club has partnered with the Islamic Council of Queensland for the past year to offer half price swimming lessons for migrant and refugee women. They proudly supported our mother and daughter dinner at the Islamic Women’s Association of Australia hall in the September 2018 school holidays. The swimming program is now being continued by the Migrant Youth Vision Project [ a division of the Multicultural Development Agency].
In August 2018, the Hurricane Stars Club started a partnership with the Multicultural Sports Club (a division of Access Community Services) and Metro South Queensland Health to provide sporting and fitness opportunities for youth and women. As a result of this partnership we have been able to offer low cost learn to swim sessions for ladies. We have been able to offer free sports coaching courses for the youth and swimming instructor training courses for men and women.
In September 2018 we partnered with the Logan Roos Football Club and Youth Connect Queensland to organize their awards presentation ceremony. We continue to work together with these organisations to organize youth activities.
We have partnered with the Islamic Women’s Association of Australia and Sakina Inc to offer mental health workshops for women. We were chosen by the Queensland Mental Health Commission was a recipient for their ‘mental health week 2018’ grant program to do a parenting workshop for culturally and linguistically diverse women in October 2018.
Since 2018 we have partnered with One4kids productions to promote kids entertainment in Brisbane, with stage shows and movie nights. We work together with the local PCYC organisations to provide empowerment activities for the local youth. We have worked closely with the Islamic College of Brisbane and the Australia International Islamic College to provide family movie nights for the community. We run an ongoing fitness program for students and parents at the Islamic College of Brisbane.
We have been recently received a grant from the Logan City Council to provide a sports coaching program for youth in 2019. This will allow us to create sporting opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse women in the local community in 2019. We have been chosen by Logan City Council to run programs for their Krank school holiday program and their Live Well Logan program. We also worked together with Brisbane City Council to provide programs for their Chill Out school holiday program during Youth Week.
In 2019, the Hurricane Stars Club opened their own centre where they can host regular events for the community.