Adelaide Uni welcomes AFL Indigenous All Stars
Friday, 15 February 2019
The University of Adelaide will host the AFL Indigenous All Stars Summit from Sunday, 17 February, the first time South Australia has held the event.
Around 80 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players plus industry leaders will attend the four-day summit which will include workshops, player training and community events.
The University has partnered with organisers to provide lecture theatres, gym and training grounds.
Professor Shane Hearn, Dean of Indigenous Research and Education at the University of Adelaide, said it was a pleasure to open the university to the summit.
“Hosting the Indigenous AFL All Stars is a way for us to further our engagement with the community,’’ he said.
“Sport has always played an important role for the Aboriginal community and, by bringing together the University of Adelaide and this AFL summit, we hope to highlight that education and sporting prowess can go hand in hand.
“The Indigenous AFL All Stars are capable and resilient individuals, both on and off the field.
“By bringing them to our University, we hope to get them thinking about their future careers and the stability that comes with education.”
On Wednesday, 20 February, the local community is invited to watch an open training session from 2pm and then take part in a Kick to Kick with players at 3pm.
Both events will be held at the University of Adelaide’s Park 10 Sporting Ground.
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