Australia Post AFL Multicultural Schools Program

Multicultural Schools ProgramThe primary objective of the AFL Multicultural Program is to assist migrant and refugee communities to access Australian football whether as a player, fan, coach, administrator or umpire.

Write a letter to an Australia Post AFL Multicultural Ambassador

With this in mind a Multicultural Program has been established within the AFL Game Development department and AFL Football Clubs to achieve this objective. We want Australian Football to be a vehicle that encourages community strengthening and inclusion within the wider Australian community.

How the Multicultural Football Program Works

The Multicultural schools program is a minimum 6 week program that is conducted with students from Primary (Grades 3 6) and Secondary Schools (Years 7 10). It consists of weekly clinics conducted by Multicultural Development Officers, based on basic footy skills and also key educational themes:

Skills Focus
  • Handballing
  • Kicking
  • Marking
  • An introduction to umpiring
  • AFL 9s matches
  • Fair Play
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Harmony
  • Leadership
Optional Program additions
Benefits include:
  • FREE 5-6 week program that will incorporate fun and engaging footballs games and skill sessions
  • Giveaways and prizes 
  • AFL Club tours
  • FREE tickets to an AFL or State League game
  • Chance to participate in half-time grid games (subject to availablity)
  • Opportunity to write a letter to an Australian Post AFL Multicultural
  • Ambassador via Letter Link activity
  • All schools involved in the program will be offered an opportunity to participate in a one day regional carnival which will be conducted by the Multicultural Development Officer
  • Winners of the regional carnival will proceed to the State final which will be held in term four
Giveaways/Prizes (Club Specific)
  • A number of giveaways and prizes will be given out during the program

AFL Multicultural Schools Programs - Terms of Participation

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