Football NSW acknowledges National Reconciliation Week

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Football NSW acknowledges National Reconciliation Week, kicking off on Monday, May 27th and concluding on Monday, June 3rd.

It’s a week where all Australians learn about the shared histories, cultures and achievements as well as exploring how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. 

These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds, and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Football plays an important role in promoting this message.

One of the major tournaments Football NSW runs in conjunction with Northern NSW Football is the NAIDOC Cup.  This Cup itself coincides with NAIDOC Week, a national week held in July that celebrates the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

‘The World Game’ unites all religions, cultures, and communities alike, and tournaments such as the NAIDOC Cup really highlights this message.

For more information on National Reconciliation Week click here for the official website.

Football NSW in partnership with the Football NSW Indigenous Advisory Group (FNSWIAG) are in the process of developing a Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

The FNSWIAG has been in the process of commissioning an artist to design the RAP artwork. Click here to apply.