Friday, March 25 2016 @ 09:51 PM ACDT
Contributed by: Wesley Hull
The following article by Ben Lisson at the ABC News website explores the TAC Cup team the Western Jets and their desire to recognise the cultural diversity of the players coming through their ranks. The role of the AFL Multicultural Program is to promote the game of Australian Rules football within diverse communities across the nation, and to promote the opportunities for diverse cultural and ethnic groups to embrace the game. This story clearly shows one of the success stories, of many.
The cultural make-up of Australia's youth is changing, and the AFL wants to make the most of it.
Weeks out from the start of the AFL season, the league carved up the country for an academy zone system.
Its aim was simple: to provide an elite pathway for the best Indigenous and multi-cultural talent.