AFL and multiculturalism

Title:
AFL and multiculturalism
Year:
2008
Category:
Access fees

How accessible is sport for people from different cultural backgrounds? Former AFL player Glenn Manton describes what it's like to play in a premiership team and the degree to which players from different cultural backgrounds are welcomed by the sport. Manton played for Essendon (1992–94) and Carlton (1995–2003).

This clip comes from a 2008 Talkback Classroom 'learning journey' on the topic of Sport. The students participating were Natasha Rooney (Year 12 Lowther Hall Grammar School), Sarah Robertson (Year 12 Girton Grammar School) and James Blaker (Year 11 Melbourne High School). The students investigated multiculturalism and sport as part of their learning journey prior to the forum on 28 May 2008.

Talkback Classroom was a forum program run by the Education section of the National Museum of Australia. At each forum a panel of three secondary students, selected from schools Australia wide, interviewed a leading decision-maker. They also participated in a ‘learning journey’, researching the issue being explored by the forum and interviewing relevant people in the community. 

This project was developed in partnership with the National Museum of Australia.