AFL and the Indigenous Community

2016 Diversity Championships

National Diversity Championships

The National Diversity Championships encompass the National U15 Kickstart and the National U15 All Nations Cup.

The 2016 National Diversity Championships will be held at the Tony Ireland Stadium in Townsville from 3rd to 8th of April.  

The championships provide the pathway into our Flying Boomerangs and World Team programs.

Why the Championships are important?

The Diversity Championships are an important pathway for our Diversity Programs, it provides talented participants for our Flying Boomerangs and World Team squads, umpires for our umpiring academies, and coaches for our coaching academy which is a unique opportunity to strengthen our game with people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

The Championships will see over 200 participants from Indigenous and Multicultural backgrounds come together and compete at the week-long tournament, with an additional 70 plus Indigenous and Multicultural coaches, umpires, managers, physios and trainers as support staff. 

In addition, the cultural and social benefits beyond the games are many.

More Information:

To LIVE STREAM the 2016 Diversity Championships, please follow the links below:

Monday 4th April: Kickstart Games

Tuesday 5th April: Kickstart Games

Wednesday 6th April: Kickstart Games

Thursday 7th April: Kickstart Games

Friday 8th April: All Nation and Kickstart GRAND FINAL

You can also stay updated about our talent programs if you follow AFL Multicultural Programs via Social Media:



To participate in the talent programs or for further information contact your state Multicultural Development staff.

Diversity News

WA Wins KickStart Championships

Friday, April 13, 2012

WA have won back to back titles in U15 Indigenous Kickstart Championships[more]

WA Lead KickStart Ladder After Day 3

Friday, April 13, 2012

WA and SA will meet in today's final of the U15 Indigenous Champs. Full results from day 3[more]

Day 2: KickStart Champs Results

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Results from day 2 at the U15 Indigenous champs in Qld[more]

Upsets kick off KickStart Champs

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The opening day of matches in the 2012 National Indigenous Under 15 Kickstart Championships saw a couple of upsets[more]

KickStart Champs Start Today

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The 2012 National Indigenous Under 15 KickStart Championships kick off today at the Gold Coast[more]

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