The AFL Diversity Programs are taking a new direction in line with the National Talent Pathway in relation to the National Diversity Championships (Kickstart and All Nations, both Male and Female).
Rather than a National Championships, the AFL will provide funding to the State bodies to run high-performance talent and leadership programs that will transition into the National AFL Indigenous and Multicultural Programs. This new locally run format will allow a greater number of young (under 15) Multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players to be involved and exposed to state based talent and leadership programs.
Each State will be given an allocated number of positions to select players for the National Flying Boomerangs, Woomeras, World Team and Medley’s programs. The selected players will be flown to a National week long camp/s.
For more information about your state run programs, please contact your state AFL Diversity Manager.
The Program Experience
Shaliese Law, 2013 Kickstart participant, now playing in the AFLW for the Brisbane Lions:
My experience with the Kickstart program was really fun. I met a lot of Indigenous players not only from my state but from all across Australia whereas back in local club footy I would be the only Indigenous players on the team. I learnt a lot about culture and AFL. The Kickstart champs was where it all begun for me.