The GIANTS are proud to celebrate the 2017 Toyota AFL Multicultural Round during their match against Fremantle at Spotless Stadium on Saturday, July 29.
Multicultural Round highlights the contribution multicultural communities have made to the game’s history and welcomes new communities to embrace Australian Football as fans, players, umpires or administrators.
Saturday’s celebrations will focus on the Arabic community as well as a host of other diverse nationalities.
The AFL and GIANTS are bringing back the AFL Multicultural Festival presented by Australia Post and supported by Multicultural NSW to Sydney.
On Saturday, July 29 from 12-6pm, be prepared for the extraordinary as we celebrate the many cultures that make this great game special.
This FREE event in Cathy Freeman Park in Sydney Olympic Park offers rides, food stalls, AFL clinics, Multicultural workshops and live performances
Western Sydney is one of the most multicultural places on earth, home to a dozen of the top 20 most multicultural suburbs in Australia.
In the areas surrounding the club’s home training facility and stadium in Sydney Olympic Park, around three quarters of the residents were born overseas.
Sydney is home to 70 nationalities with local communities of more than 3,000 people with Parramatta a major multicultural hub, with 70 per cent of the population born overseas.
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The GIANTS will celebrate all nationalities and cultures at Spotless Stadium on Saturday, July 29 with our Many Cultures, One Game match a major event on the GIANTS calendar.
Activities at the 2017 Multicultural Festival, presented by Australia Post include:
- A host of performances from over 19 diverse cultures on stage at the AFL Multicultural Festival presented by Australia Post
- Henna tattoos
- Cultural workshops
- Kids zone, cultural art workshops
- AFL Evolutions on the big screen
- Sports zone; Learn new skills and drills thanks to AFL 9’s, Netball NSW, Basketball NSW, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Hockey NSW and Volleyball NSW
- Cooking demonstrations
- Over 9 diverse cultural food stalls
In Game at Spotless Stadium:
- Footballs with Sherrin spelt in Arabic
- 50m line markings in Arabic
- Cultural performances on field pre-game and half-time
- Multicultural flags around the boundary as the team runs out
- Like every home game this year, a Prayer room is located in the Council Stand at Spotless Stadium
It’s been more than 10 years since the AFL launched their Multicultural Program in 2005 to engage people of all ages from multicultural backgrounds in Australian Football.
The GIANTS take on Fremantle on Saturday, July 29 at 2:10pm at Spotless Stadium.
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