Greater western sydney Giants helping out to make fitness fun

At Oxanda we know that healthy kids are happy kids, so we look to integrate fitness, health and the physical development of every child in our care. We all know that children learn the most effectively when they are relaxed and having fun. We therefore look for sports programs that help each child develop at their own pace according to their individual abilities and skill-set.

Our ultimate aim is to help every child feel capable, inspired and successful so that good health and fitness actually translate to a lifelong sense of wellbeing.

AFL is the perfect platform for which young children can develop foundation ball skills, improve eye-hand co-ordination plus build physical strength and stamina.

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Giants Care: Oxanda Education

"Just like the Giants, Oxanda Education cares about making a difference in every child in our early learning centres. Oxanda congratulates the Giants for their passionate commitment to families health and education, and we are honoured to be a foundation partner of Giants Care."
— Nancy Fonseca
   Communications Manager

GIANTS Care Launched

The Greater Western Sydney GIANTS have launched a major community initiative that will see the club double its community outcomes and further enrich the lives of people in Western Sydney. 

GIANTS Care is an innovative and meaningful community initiative like no other program run by a sporting club across Australia. 

Now in their fourth year in the AFL, The GIANTS have quickly become a leader in the community delivering first class programs to those that need them most.

GIANTS players commit 4200 hours to the community every year and the club is dedicated to helping deliver a wide range of programs that will make a significant impact on those involved.

To hear from those involved with GIANTS Care, click here.

Some of Australia’s most respected organisations with a like-minded vision for the Western Sydney community have joined together to make GIANTS Care possible.

The GIANTS are proud to announce the eight foundation partners of GIANTS Care are Lend Lease, Virgin Australia, ANZ, Linfox, Origin, Oxanda, UWS and News Corp Australia.

These partners have made a three-year commitment to GIANTS Care to help double the club’s community engagement outcomes which will impact positively on current and future generations.

GIANTS Care will provide the vehicle to help deliver on the four key pillars of the club's community agenda which are: Health, Harmony, Education and Employment.

This initiative will cover key areas including social cohesion, numeracy, literacy, health, environment, science, nutrition, youth employment and leadership.

GIANTS Care programs will focus on people from low socio-economic backgrounds and disadvantaged communities across Western Sydney. 

These programs will make a material difference in the communities that need them most. More than 12,000 people were engaged in GIANTS community programs in 2014 and thanks to GIANTS Care this figure will double to 24,000 over the next three years.

Speaking on behalf of the foundation partners, Lend Lease Chief Executive Steve McCann said:

“We are proud to be partnering with the GIANTS on such an important community initiative.

“Lend Lease has worked extensively with the GIANTS on a range of community programs and we are excited about this next step. 

“GIANTS Care will make a meaningful difference to the communities of Western Sydney and we look forward to being involved in a variety of innovative programs."

GIANTS Chief Executive David Matthews said:

“GIANTS Care wouldn’t be possible without the significant investment made by our eight foundation partners and we thank them for their support.

“We are proud of the work we do in the community and GIANTS Care will see us take this to a whole new level across Western Sydney.

“We want to build a great club like no other. A club that wins premierships, delivers the best family entertainment and enriches the lives of people across Western Sydney. GIANTS Care is a key part of this.”

Information on our foundation partners:

Oxanda Education provides families with the most positive and inspiring learning environments possible, focusing on the positive development of the “whole child”. 
At Oxanda Education our aim is to create a legacy for life-long learning, healthy habits, good nutrition, a positive attitude and fitness for life.  We are passionate about making a difference to the lives of every child and family at our early learning centres and beyond.  

Lend Lease
Lend Lease has been a part of the Greater Western Sydney community for more than 20 years creating great places for people to live, work, learn and play. Our masterplanned communities such as Ropes Crossing and Jordan Springs, and the Lend Lease managed Macarthur Square shopping centre, are testament to our commitment.  

Lend Lease’s Skilling and Employment Centre at St Mary’s and our leadership development program with the Giants are one of our many initiatives which supports continued growth of Western Sydney. 

Virgin Australia
The Virgin Australia group of airlines has an established program of community and philanthropic partnerships, with a specific focus on indigenous Australians and youth at risk. 

Virgin Australia team members are actively involved in these partnerships, which include Surf Life Saving Australia, Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience, Starlight Foundation, Brisbane Youth Service, CARE Australia, Foodbank and Service NSW. 

ANZ understands that living in the world of our customers means actively engaging with and contributing to local communities. Our employees are passionate about giving back to the community and together we support many community causes and organisations through our GIVE program, which stands for Giving, Investing, Volunteering and Emergency.

The GIVE program highlights the ways we contribute to local communities by giving donations to charities, investing in partnerships with community organizations, volunteering our skills and time to support community causes and responding to emergencies through supporting disaster relief and recovery activities. 

Linfox has a proud tradition of providing support to a range of community organisations. The Linfox business also provides responsive support through in-kind logistics services to communities affected by natural disasters, including people impacted by bushfires in Australia, and floods across Australia and Asia.

Linfox spans Asia Pacific, delivering sophisticated supply chain solutions for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses. It is quite likely that at some point, the fuel in your car, the goods in your pantry and fridge, or the personal products you use have been warehoused or transported by Linfox.

As Australia’s leading energy retailer and a long supporter of the AFL Origin is thrilled to announce its new partnership with GIANTS Care.Origin has huge admiration for the work GIANTS Care is doing in the community and can see the direct impact it is having on people in Western Sydney. Origin looks forward to growing this partnership with GIANTS Care.

UWS is a vibrant, modern university, located in one of the fastest growing regions in Australia – Greater Western Sydney, home to over 2 million people. It is widely recognised as a university that is engaged with and embedded in its community in the Greater Western Sydney region.

UWS has over 40,000 students and over 3,000 staff. Over 60 per cent of commencing domestic students are the first in their families to attend university, and 75 per cent of its domestic students are from Greater Western Sydney. 

News Corp Australia has a long and proud history or working on behalf of the communities served by its newspapers to inform, advocate and inspire to help build a better Australia. It works every day to report on what matters to its readers, argue in favour of initiatives that build stronger, safer and better communities and tell stories that inspire Australians. 

News Corp Australia supports a wide range of programs, from fundraising for medical research, to investments in educational programs for young Australians, to raising millions of dollars for communities affected by natural disasters.