AFL Multicultural Festival 2017 - Many cultures in one games

AFL NSW/ACT will present the AFL Multicultural Festival 2017 on Saturday, July 29 from 12 pm – 6 pm at Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park, inviting communities to celebrate many beautiful cultures who love and have passion for the Australian football game.

In many countries, football is an integral part of a national culture. Australia is a multicultural society with people from different cultural backgrounds. In Australian culture, football is for everyone, and it has an extraordinary power to connect people together regardless of cultural background.

For many years, the AFL has united many cultures, constantly welcoming new communities to embrace the Australian football as fans, players or umpires. This year, the round will highlight the multicultural communities that have contributed to the Australian football game’s development as well as cultural diversity with the theme of ‘Many Cultures, One Game’. Football is not just a game but also a bridge that unites all different cultures to score the goal - cultural harmony. We want you to join, and we want your community to be a part of the Festival.

The event is free and offers a range of rides, a taste of the world food stalls, AFL clinics, henna and face painters, cultural workshops, spice and herb garden, Arabic Drummers, Bollywood dancing plus many more performers throughout the day.

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Cultural Perspectives has been working closely with AFL NSW/ACT as well as the Sydney Swans and GWS Giants on different projects over the last year to connect with diverse communities and media. Check out our case studies to see what we’ve been up to