Australian football is becoming the sport of choice for diverse communities. Up to 25% of current AFL lists are from diverse backgrounds (11% Indigenous and 14% Multicultural).
The Multicultural Unit has been established to ensure Australian football is a vehicle that encourages community strengthening and inclusion within the wider Australian community.
The AFL's Multicultural programs are enabling more young talent to be identified and giving more opportunities to aspiring young AFL players.
AFL Players with a Multicultural Background
The NSW edition of the Bachar Houli Cup, an AFL competition for year 9/10 students attending Islamic schools, was played out in Western Sydney last week.
Over 200 multicultural community leaders from around Australia will join the program in 2015
The Carlton Football Club's Multicultural Ambassadors Program focusses on strengthening the Club's relationship with the community
The program focuses on encouraging social inclusion amongst Melbourne’s newly arrived students, by getting them involved in a sport that’s uniquely Australian.
Queensland have won their first All Nations Cup in Cairns.
The Australia Post Multicultural Schools State Cup saw boys and girls from more than 63 different countries take to the football field yesterday.
Coaches play a massive role in the development of young players
Queensland win the All Nations Cup, defeating VIC/TAS by 21 points