Australia Post Community Inclusion Partnership
Australia Post is a culturally diverse organisation with employees and contractors from over 140 nations who understand the rich diversity of the communities they serve.
Australia Post is proud to be a Community Inclusion partner with the Australian Football League (AFL). The Community Inclusion Partnership has developed some fantastic programs to help promote the benefits of social inclusion and assist people (particularly children) to connect with their communities. Letter Link: AFL is just one of those programs.
Australia Post and the AFL have selected several AFL players as Multicultural Ambassadors to encourage individuals and groups to unite through Australian Football. The Ambassadors come from a range of backgrounds but all relish the opportunity to become leaders in their communities. For more information about the Ambassadors visit Ambassador profiles in the student section.
In addition to Letter Link: AFL the following programs are also part of the Community Inclusion Partnership:
Australia Post Multicultural Schools Cup
Throughout the year, students from more than 300 schools will participate in state-based football carnivals and might even have the opportunity to meet the Multicultural Ambassadors and talk to them about the importance of diversity and working together.
The Schools Cup involves participating in an eight-week module and finishes in December, when the winning schools play off for the cup.
Australia Post AFL Community Camps
These are held during the year (either before or after the AFL season). AFL teams visit local communities to promote social inclusion through participation in Australian Football. This is done with training sessions, football clinics, and visits to schools, hospitals and nursing homes.
Australian Football League Multicultural Round
Every year the AFL designates one round (usually around the middle of the season) of the premiership season as the Multicultural Round. This round celebrates the many ways in which the Australian Football League is involved in the community, as well as the culturally diverse backgrounds of AFL players and supporters.