Today, the AFL launches Indigenous Round; a celebration and recognition of the huge contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players have made to the game of Australian football.
From May 27 to May 29, the Round celebrates Australia’s rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage – a fitting tribute to Australia’s national sport and a game which is played and loved in many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
For well over a century, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been playing and contributing their skills to the game of AFL. The first known Aboriginal AFL player is said to be Joe Johnson, a Fitzroy player who played 55 games – including the 1904 and 1905 premierships (AFL).
RECOGNISE is proud to have strong support and backing from the AFL during Indigenous Round.
Read the entire article here: No place for discrimination – on or off the field – RECOGNISE