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The AFL has a strong commitment to Indigenous communities and delivers a number of targeted programs to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The AFL Indigenous programs focus on engagement, talent and education outcomes. The objective of these programs is to develop Indigenous participant’s football and leadership skills whilst also exploring their cultural identity. This is achieved through education on the AFL Indigenous Programs Leadership curriculum – resilience, decision making, communication and identity.

25m people reached in Sir Doug Nicholls Round
52% increase in indigenous umpires
100k indigenous participants
11% of Indigenous players on AFL lists