First Nations and Cultural Diversity

Australian Football is open to everyone. It’s our mission to ensure anyone — from any cultural background — feels not only invited, but included. We have a range of programs available for members from across communities to volunteer, play, and help grow the game. Learn more about our Multicultural Ambassador program, Next Generation Academy (NGA) and other development programs here.

Talent Pathways Programs

The AFL has a range of programs for culturally diverse participants and players to increase engagement, develop new skills, recognise talent, and increase social, health, and wellbeing outcomes.

Chinese Heritage

Want to know about the contribution of Chinese Australians to Aussie Rules? Discover the little-known history of Chinese involvement in our great game, starting on Ballarat’s gold fields to the present day with this collection of biographies.