Rising AFLW talent to be future road safety leaders

Minister for Metropolitan Roads

A group of future Aboriginal and multicultural AFLW stars from across the state have enjoyed a camp on Sydney’s northern beaches where they found out what it takes to be a professional footballer and a road safety leader in their community.

Around 40 Aboriginal and multicultural young women attended the AFL NSW/ACT Indigenous and Multicultural Girls Youth Leadership Camp at the Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen on Saturday 5 November 2022.

Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward said the camp provides an opportunity for Aboriginal and Multicultural players aged 14 to16 years old to build on their road safety, leadership and AFL skills.

“The NSW Government is always looking for different ways to educate young drivers on road safety – that is why our government is funding initiatives like this program,” Mrs Ward said.

“These young players are more than future footy stars, they are future leaders who can make an incredible impact across the state, from Sydney to Coffs Harbour, Tamworth and Broken Hill.

“As part of the camp, the players learnt how to take a leadership role in road safety in their community at a session run by Transport for NSW.

“This 2-day camp has empowered these young women to drive positive change back in their communities and promote road safety.”

Transport has provided funding toward the AFL NSW/ACT Indigenous Youth Leadership Program since 2014 to support and educate young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth from communities across NSW about road safety.

The AFL NSW/ACT Indigenous Leadership Program, is a partnership program between Transport for NSW and AFL NSW/ACT.

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