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Indigenous Academies go from strength to strength

Established in 2006, the AFL Western Sydney Indigenous Academies have provided one-on-one mentoring to over 200 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in seven Western Sydney high schools in 2018. A far cry from teaching the teenagers to play footy,

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NAIDOC Cup celebrated ahead of NAIDOC Week

2018 NAIDOC Cup

The 2018 AFL NSW/ACT NAIDOC Cup was run last week at Blacktown International Sportspark for the ninth successive year, as a part of 2018 NAIDOC Week celebrations. With 11 teams from six of the Western Sydney AFL Indigenous Academies partner

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AFL NSW/ACT celebrates Sir Doug Nicholls Round

Marn Grook at the SCG

AFL NSW/ACT is proud to celebrate 2018 Toyota AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Round, with footy clubs across New South Wales and the ACT acknowledging and paying tribute to the significant contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have made to our

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AFL NSW/ACT celebrates inaugural First Nations Cup

The inaugural AFL First Nations Cup was held today in Sydney ahead of the AFL’s Sir Doug Nicholls Round next week. Bringing together 120 high school students from Sydney, Western Sydney and as far as Dubbo in New South Wales,

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Six locals make Rio Tinto Flying Boomerangs and World Teams

The final day of the 2018 AFL National Diversity Championships played out in Blacktown today, with two Grand Finals taking place. Victoria took home the All Nations Championship, beating out Tasmania in a heart-stopper. In the Kickstart Cup, another close

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AFL Diversity Championships: Day Three results

2018 AFL National Diversity Championships

Day Three of the 2018 AFL National Diversity Championships kicked off with a bang for the AFL NSW/ACT All Nations squad, taking their first win of the tournament. Coming up against the Northern Territory, the lead changed multiple times over

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AFL Diversity Championships: Day Two results

AFL National Diversity Champs

It was an unlucky Monday for both the AFL NSW/ACT Kickstart and All Nations squads on Day Two of the 2018 AFL National Diversity Championships in Sydney. Queensland took revenge for yesterday’s defeat by the AFL NSW/ACT Kickstart squad, outlasting

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AFL Diversity Championships: Day One results

AFL National Diversity Championships

The AFL NSW/ACT Kickstart side kick-started their 2018 AFL National Diversity Championships campaign today with victory over old rivals Queensland by three points. Tyron Edwards pushed his team with two goals, while Kai Watts was a standout for the home-side,

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State Kickstart and All Nations squads announced

The AFL NSW/ACT Kickstart and All Nations squads for the 2018 AFL National Diversity Championships in April have been selected. Over 300 players from all the Australian states and territories will attend the five day tournament being held at Blacktown

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Mid-North Coast high schoolers set to raise AFLW curtain

High school aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls teams from the Mid-North Coast and Western Sydney will compete in an AFLX style round-robin tournament, prior to Friday’s AFL Women’s match at Blacktown International Sportspark. In partnership with Role Models

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