One Team, One Goal - Competition

Friday, July 25, 2014

Two Victorian school students are celebrating today after winning the Victorian Government and AFL competition One Team, One Goal – Celebrating Diversity.

Education Minister Martin Dixon, Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum and AFL Victoria General Manager Grant Williams presented Montmorency South Primary School’s Tyalla Kellam and MacKillop Catholic Regional College’s Samantha Wainwright with their prizes at a ceremony at Parliament House.

“The One Team, One Goal competition challenged Victorian students to produce a poster or a logo on the themes of multiculturalism, diversity and teamwork,” Mr Dixon said.

“The 750 entries showed a remarkable amount of depth and thought, and it was clear that the competition led to thousands of classroom discussions about the value of multiculturalism.

“Tyalla’s poster was a powerful demonstration of how football showcases the very best of multiculturalism, and Samantha’s logo perfectly captures the spirit of the One Team, One Goal competition.”

The winning students received $5000 grants for their schools to run activities to build intercultural understanding, a football clinic with an AFL Australia Post Multicultural Ambassador, 50 tickets to an AFL match during multicultural round and 10 limited edition One Team, One Goal Sherrin footballs.

“The Victorian Government is proud to be partnering with the AFL to support schools in educating Victorians about multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion,” Mr Drum said.

AFL Victoria General Manager Grant Williams said it was fitting to be announcing the winners of the competition during the AFL’s Multicultural Round.

“The theme for our Multicultural Round is Many Cultures, One Game, and it is a time when the AFL encourages all levels of Australian football to celebrate the great cultural diversity that exists in the game, which closely aligns to the theme of this competition,” Mr Williams said. 

“Judging by the number and quality of the entries, linking the multicultural theme of the competition through schools and football looks to have been successful in encouraging many young students to think and talk about multiculturalism, with the different posters and logos produced also serving as a visual reminder of the importance of diversity and inclusion.”

Samantha’s winning logo has been printed on limited edition AFL Sherrin footballs, and Tyalla’s winning poster is being featured in the AFL’s Football Record during Multicultural Round.

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