Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

AFL SportsReady launches inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan

AFL SportsReady launches inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan
May 28, 2015

AFL SportsReady has launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at an event at Victoria Park, located on the land of the Wurundjeri people and the home of AFL SportsReady’s national office.

The day also marked the beginning of National Reconciliation Week, which is running from 27th May to 5th June, as “a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and to contribute to building a reconciled Australia.”

AFL SportsReady has kick-started the careers of over 1,500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees since 2000 and today’s Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan represents our promise to create opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through quality education and employment.

Outlining the commitment to reconciliation and equality is absolute, AFL SportsReady Chairman Steve Bracks stated “our plan puts in place a series of actions and accountabilities that are part of our contribution toward reducing the inequality and disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

“Through this Reconciliation Action Plan, AFL SportsReady will work to strengthen relationships, promote respect and create employment and education opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.”

Jade Colgan, Executive Manager for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs, is excited to be a part of the many positives that will take shape from this important milestone in our company’s journey.

Colgan explained “I want to make a difference for my people and my communities and feel AFL SportsReady is a place where I can make a real contribution.

“The Stretch RAP is a great step forward in continuing to strengthen the work we do and further embed responsibility and ownership across the whole business.”

AFL SportsReady’s vision for Reconciliation is:

• A united Australia where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s heritage, cultures, histories and connection to communities and country are acknowledged and celebrated; and

• A fair Australia where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the same opportunities and access to education, training and employment as other Australians.

Congratulating AFL SportsReady on the release of the inaugural RAP, Reconciliation Australia

Chief Executive Justin Mohamed stated “on behalf of Reconciliation Australia, I commend everyone at AFL SportsReady for pushing yourselves with a Stretch RAP. Your enhanced commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is a fine example to other organisations within your sphere of influence.”

“Thank you for your thoughtful dedication in formulating the RAP, it’s a great achievement. I look forward to following your evolving reconciliation journey.”

As per the commitment in the RAP, the launch event saw AFL SportsReady utilise the services of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses with the catering supplied by Charcoal Lane, the RAP designed by Marcus Lee and new program branding, Warumilang, designed by Dixon Patten.

The launch also showcased the many talents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees with former AFL SportsReady trainee, Daniel Dowd playing acoustic guitar, ArtsReady trainees assisting with the events catering and hospitality and finally the AFL Rio Tinto Footy Means Business team performing the Aboriginal ‘war cry’ to celebrate the launch.

Click here to view the Reconciliation Action Plan.

26th June 2014 - YMCA VICTORIA AND AFL SPORTSREADY ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP

2nd June 2014 - AFL CONGRATULATED FOR BACKING RECONCILIATION INITIATIVES

8th April 2014 - GWS GIANTS BACK WESTERN SYDNEY’S FIRST WOMEN’S AFL TEAM

15th July 2013 - AFL MULTICULTURAL ROUND CELEBRATES DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Anti Wave International

Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Sport

 
 

SWIMPLEX AQUATICS

Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Hadley/Series Australia Pty Ltd

Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…

read more

Arts / Culture / Design / Entertainment / Venues

 
 

Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology

 
 

The P.A. People

The P.A. People is a specialist contractor in the areas of Sound Reinforcement, Performance Lighting, Audio Visual Systems, Video and Communications. Over the past 40 years we have developed a…

read more

Entertainment / Events / Sport / Technology / Venues

 
 

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues

 
 

Pico Play

Pico Play is a global leader in the planning, design, development and construction of world-class themed attractions and entertainment that deliver extraordinary and memorable experiences to millions…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Recreation / Tourism

 
 

Humanforce

Humanforce is a global provider of workforce management solutions for companies who need flexibility to manage complex workforces. Companies use Humanforce to manage everything from time and…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Technology / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business