4 Jul 2018

April Community Ambassador of the Month - Hadi Rezaie (Tasmania)


Each month until August, the AFL Community Ambassador Program will highlight the achievements of one of the many ambassadors throughout the country. The community ambassador of the month is nominated for their outstanding commitment to growing football in their local community. 

The very first winner is Hadi Rezaie from Tasmania. 

Hadi is originally from Afghanistan and settled in Australia in 2013 as an asylum seeker. Working with AFL Tasmania, Hadi has been involved in a variety of programs including Auskick sessions for multicultural communities, and as an Assistant Coach with the Tasmanian multicultural and Indigenous teams at the National Diversity Championships in Blacktown, Sydney. 

In addition, Hadi has setup and run clinics and umpiring courses with new arrivals to Tasmania, bringing new players and umpires to community football in Tasmania. 

Outside of footy, he works closely with the Migrant Resource Centre in Glenorchy helping with new arrivals and making sure that young people are engaged with the community. He has also help with educating and mentoring young people/families who has set up as new residents to Tasmania. 

Click the link below to hear more of his story: https://youtu.be/ktpnmEUykH0

Hadi is an outstanding role model for both the Afghani and Tasmanian community and is a very worthy recipient of the very first community ambassador of the month. Congratulations!