Time to kick some serious diversity goals with AFL’s Multicultural Round

The 2017 Toyota AFL Multicultural Round comes to Western Sydney on July 29, with the GWS Giants going head-to-head with Fremantle.

Held at Sydney’s Olympic Park in Homebush, the event will not just have the AFL players out on the field, but a simultaneous multicultural festival is to be held on site, to celebrate the incredible diversity of our nation.

“Multicultural Round highlights the contribution multicultural communities have made to the game’s history and welcomes new communities to embrace Australian Football as fans, players, umpires or administrators,” reads a statement on the official GWS Giants website.

“Sydney is home to 70 nationalities with local communities of more than 3,000 people with Parramatta a major multicultural hub, with 70 per cent of the population born overseas,” it continues.

On Saturday you can expect to see cultural performances before the game, cooking demonstrations, henna tattoos, 50m line markings in Arabic and multicultural flags around the field boundary.

And the best part is that entry is free! Details here and we hope to see you on the day!

Here’s to kicking some serious diversity goals!

L-Fresh The Lion will be performing on the day.
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