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
Tom Boyd's Danish heritage has caused a stir in Denmark after he was picked at No.1
Danish, Lebanese and Sudanese among the nationalities represented at 2013 NAB AFL Draft
Apply now for the 2014 Multicultural Community Ambassador program
This year's Multicultural Schools Cup was held at Windy Hill in Essendon on October 23
This program provides multicultural students with an introduction to Australian football
The Multicultural Schools program aims to introduce children to AFL and encourage community engagement
In March of this year, Power Community Ltd commenced a new program to engage the African community in Northern Adelaide
The AFL has announced locations for 2013/14 Australia Post AFL Community Camps