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Giant Strides

Nov 23, 2015
AFL Club

More than 100 AFL and AFLW players from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island and multicultural backgrounds gathered in Geelong last week for the 2022 AFL/AFLPA Indigenous and Multicultural Player Summit.

AFL players Connor Idun, Stephen Coniglio, Leek Aleer and Toby Bedford, along with GIANTS Indigenous Inclusion and Diversity Manager Malcolm Lynch and AFLW Head Coach Cam Bernasconi attended on behalf of the GIANTS.

The 2022 Summit marks the first time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and multicultural players from both AFL and AFLW have been invited to participate in the four-day program that focuses on celebrating and strengthening cultural identity.

In addition, the Summit offers a platform for players to discuss matters of importance to them and how the AFL and the AFLPA can work collaboratively to best support change across the industry that will impact positively on their experiences in the game, on and off the field.

Idun, who is already very active in the GIANTS’ community programs, said he was looking forward to bringing back what he learnt from the Summit into the Western Sydney community.

The GIANTS will again host a multicultural Welcome Game in 2023, as well as celebrating the league-wide Sir Doug Nicholls Round. More details of the 2023 fixture are expected to be confirmed this week.

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