NSW SECURES KEY AFL MULTICULTURAL EVENT

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The NSW Government has secured the AFL’s Multicultural Round marquee match and festival in Western Sydney until 2021, announced Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams today.

“Locking in this fantastic event is a big win for Western Sydney and for our multicultural communities across this great state,” Mr Williams said.

“No other city in Australia is as culturally diverse as Sydney, and no city puts on a better show that is inclusive of everyone.”

“This iconic game is a sport for all Australians and the government is proud to be partnering with the AFL, who are terrific champions of diversity.”

AFL NSW/ACT Chief Executive Officer, Sam Graham, said the organisation’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in sport is one of its key strategic pillars.

“Our partnership with the NSW Government stands testament to this and I’d like to thank Minister Williams and Multicultural NSW for their support. AFL Multicultural Round gives us the opportunity to celebrate the diverse cultures that make up our amazing game.”

Multicultural NSW Chief Executive Officer Hakan Harman said he was delighted the AFL NSW/ACT is becoming a Major Partner of the agency.

“We look forward to working together with the AFL to provide the best advice about driving social cohesion outcomes and making a positive contribution to our diverse community,” Mr Harman said.

“Sport is one of the best ways of breaking down barriers and engaging all members of our multicultural society.”

The 2017 AFL Multicultural Round will showcase a marquee match in Sydney at Spotless Stadium which will coincide with a multicultural festival.

MEDIA: Hayley Ashburner 0429 891 159

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