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Multicultural Round


HAW v SYD | MCG | Friday, July 28 at 7:50pm
Pre-game Multicultural flag wavers wearing traditional clothing that represents their culture
CARL v GEEL | ES | Saturday, July 29 at 7:25pm
Curtain raiser from 5:10pm Mercury Hard Cider Legends Game
WB v ESS | ES | Sunday, July 30 at 1:10pm
Pre-game Multicultural Dance performance
COLL v ADEL | MCG | Sunday, July 30 at 3:20pm
Curtain raiser Vic Police v South Sudanese AFL9s match
Pre-game African drums
Lego / Sunday Funday
Face painting and African beading
NMFC v MELB | BA | Saturday, July 29 at 1:45pm
Pre-game Keep the Beat - African drummer and acrobat duo
Tasmania Chinese Arts and Community Society – Chinese Dragon and Lion dance
Rhythmx Bollywood performance by Indian Belly Dancers
GWS v FRE | SPO | Saturday, July 29 at 2:10pm
Multicultural Festival presented by Australia Post Be prepared to celebrate the many cultures of our game at this free event with face painting, cultural colouring and painting workshops, gift bags, cultural displays including hip hop performance by L-FRESH the Lion.

Find out more about the AFL Multicultural Festival including Entertainment Schedule and Map
PORT v STK | AO | Saturday, July 29 at 4:05pm
Curtain raiser from 2:05pm Grand Final – Port Adelaide Multicultural Cup
Pre-game Music and entertainment in the Plaza entry area
Live song with parade of Multicultural groups
GCFC v RICH | Saturday, July 29 at 7:25pm
Pre-game 6 Chinese Dragons and Lions dance
Chinese drummers
WCE v BL | Sunday, July 30 at 1:10pm
Curtain raiser Kicking Goals Program
Pre-game Naitanui Academy Launch


Gurpeet's footy story: from India to Sydney's west

Giants fan Gurpeet Grewal explains how football allowed him to connect to Australian culture

July 25, 2017  12:00 AM

AFL is a game for everyone, no matter who you are or where you’re from. Australian Football has the extraordinary power to bring people together regardless of background. Toyota AFL Multicultural Round gives us the opportunity to celebrate the diverse cultures that make up our amazing game. Everything’s possible when we unite through the love of the game.

We highlight the contribution multicultural communities have made to the game’s history and welcome new communities to embrace Australia’s game in the future.  Many Cultures, One Game.

Multicultural Round News

My multicultural footy story

The stories of 12 personalities from many different backgrounds

11:26am  Jul 29, 2017

Rodan's long road rolling on

After 185 AFL games, goal umpiring is David Rodan's latest challenge

3:44pm  Jul 28, 2017

Ten clubs to open doors to multicultural coaches

St Kilda's success the catalyst for more clubs to follow suit

7:00am  May 10, 2017

Hawks primed to land multicultural forward

Exciting youngster headlines group of 11 Next Generation Academy stars

1:00pm  May 9, 2017

When Ashish met Tex

Indian student shares how he found a passion for AFL and the Crows

12:00pm  Jul 9, 2016

Shy guy to matchwinner

Jason Johannisen has plans for the final home and away round

11:00am  Jul 9, 2016

How Aliir found footy

Sudanese Swan has come a long way to achieve his dream

7:09am  Jul 8, 2016

Fresh look at footy

A Sikh hip-hop artist is blending music with Australian football

7:00am  Jul 8, 2016

Connect with us

AFL Diversity on Twitter

AFL Multicultural Program's Official Twitter account. Acknowledging and celebrating our game's cultural diversity

AFL Multicultural Program on Facebook

Acknowledging and celebrating our game's cultural diversity

AFL Twitter Takeover

Follow @AFLDiversity on Twitter during Multicultural Round for your chance to chat to the players and win a signed Sherrin

AFL on Weibo

Connect with the official AFL Sina Weibo account. Weibo is the largest Chinese social media network and has over 538M users, including 1.2M Australian Chinese users

Connect with WeChat

Connect via WeChat, a Chinese messaging app that mashes together WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Skype

Multicultural Round Video

Gurpeet's footy story: from India to Sydney's west

Giants fan Gurpeet Grewal explains how football allowed him to connect to Australian culture

12:00AM Jul 25, 2017

The time I played on Gazza

Reuben William's journey from South Sudan to Zillmere to playing on the game's greats

12:00AM Nov 21, 2016

Asma's footy journey

Young footballer Asma Kassem on what footy means to her

12:00AM Jul 6, 2016


2017 Multicultural Round Fixture

Match Venue Time* Info
Friday, July 28
MCG 7:50PM
Saturday, July 29
BA 1:45PM
SPO 2:10PM
AO 4:05PM
MS 7:25PM
ES 7:25PM
Sunday, July 30
ES 1:10PM
MCG 3:20PM
DS 2:40PM

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