The AFL has made positive progress over the last five years to capture opportunities for diverse communities to access the AFL talent pathway.
We have over 15 Multicultural Officers, 15 partner AFL clubs and key partnerships with Multicultural organisations which help us introduce a wide range of participants to our talent programs.
The All-Nations championship is our feature event of the year with seven states competing in a round robin competition. The junior stars form the basis of selection for the Australian players in the World Team in the NAB U16 Championships. Recent amendments to the AFL Player Rules on the definition of international scholarship players now allow the inclusion of athletes who were born overseas but resident in Australia for less than three years to be placed on the International Scholarship Lists.
Multicultural Talent Programs focus on 14-16 year old players born overseas. With a growing number of multicultural players on AFL lists and the successful case studies of players such as Nic Naitanui and Majak Daw the AFL will once again invest in regional, state and national multicultural talent camps.
To participate in the talent programs or for further information contact your state Multicultural Development staff.
You can also stay updated about our talent programs if you follow AFL Multicultural Programs via Social Media: