Multicultural Gala Day
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
The West Australian Football Commission hosted an AFL Multicultural Gala Day on Monday, May 23 with special guests from the West Coast Eagles including AFL Multicultural Ambassador Nic Naitanui.
Local school children from Osborne Primary School and North Balga Primary School got the opportunity to meet AFL heroes at the Metro North Multicultural Gala Day held at Macdonald Reserve in Padbury.
The Multicultural Gala Day is run every year with children from local Primary Schools coming together to learn new skills and play footy guided by West Coast Eagles players.
The event aims to give children from Multicultural backgrounds a taste of Australian Rules football with the hope that they will continue their involvement in footy into the future.
All attendees had a great time, with many experiencing Australian Rules Football for the very first time.
The WA Football Commission, in partnership with the AFL clubs, WAFL clubs and Districts, runs over 70 community programs across WA
WAFC Community Development Officer Adam Cockie said that sport was an excellent way for community members to increase their participation in WA’s society.
“Australian football is a vehicle that encourages community strengthening and inclusion within the wider Australian community,” Mr Cockie said.
“The WAFC is an important ambassador for the participation of culturally and linguistically diverse communities as players, coaches, supporters and fans in football.”
“The WAFC's multicultural programs are enabling more young talent to be identified and giving more opportunities to aspiring young AFL players,”
“The WAFC is demonstrating an outstanding leadership model for all Australian sporting codes.”
For more information contact Andrew Ridley on 0402 794 016