More than 240 boys and girls came together for a day of football fun at Ross Straw Field, Parkville with Multicultural Projects Officer David Rodan and AFL/VFL Multicultural Development Officers (MDO) from across Melbourne.
The pool-based competition brings together students from Melbourne schools with a high percentage of students with multicultural backgrounds, to celebrate diversity and inclusion that the game of AFL embodies.
18 teams challenged each other throughout the day with Woodville Primary School representing the Werribee Football Club. The event is a culmination of a huge year in the Australia Post AFL Multicultural Schools Program ran by clubs across Melbourne.
The program comprises of a six-week introductory course that brings students of various backgrounds together to participate and learn the skills of Australia’s indigenous game.
Werribee’s MDO Majok ‘Shaggy” Ngong stated “It’s great to see all these students come together from diverse backgrounds to celebrate our great game. If you speak to most of the kids, they will tell you it’s the best day they have ever experienced so hopefully we see some of them transition into local football”.
For more information on Werribee Football Clubs community programs please contact the club on 9741 6688.