Diversity Championships to be replaced with localised structure

AFL Indigenous and Multicultural Programs have announced they will be taking a new direction in relation to the National Diversity Championships from this year.

In 2019 and beyond, the AFL will provide funding to the state bodies to run high-performance and leadership programs which will transition into the national AFL Indigenous and Multicultural Programs. In turn, this will replace the National Diversity Championships.

This new locally run format will allow a greater number of young Multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players to be involved in and exposed to state based talent and leadership programs.

Each state will be provided an allocated number of positions to select players for the Flying Boomerangs, Woomeras, World Team and Medley’s programs. The selected players will be flown to a week long camp(s) to take place in 2019.

From an AFL NSW/ACT perspective, we are currently working on a localised talent development program targeting our Indigenous and Multicultural communities. Once plans have been established, more information will be released.

Should you have any queries, please contact Multicultural Programs Manager, Nickie Flambouras on nickie.flambouras@afl.com.au or Indigenous Programs Manager, Charlee-Sue Frail on charleesue.frail@afl.com.au.

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