AFL MULTICULTURAL ROUND
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
AFL Multicultural Round is a themed round to acknowledge and celebrate our game’s cultural diversity.
The AFL Multicultural Round will celebrate ‘Many Cultures. One Game - Australia's Game’ and will highlight the community engagement initiatives currently being undertaken by the Australian football industry, as well as the many players from culturally diverse backgrounds, who make up nine per cent of the AFL player list.
Since it started in 2005, the AFL Multicultural Program has ensured that more than 50,000 people from migrant families have experienced AFL games and come into contact with their own local football communities.
AFL Multicultural Round gives a terrific platform to celebrate the role multicultural communities have played in the game over the last 150 years and importantly to encourage new communities to enjoy the game as supporters, players or administrators in the future.
Australian football has the extraordinary power to bring people together regardless of their background.