Transport launches first female AFL youth program

More than 20 indigenous girls between the ages of 11 and 16 participated in the leadership program held at Homebush, with a camp for indigenous boys to follow later in the year.

GWS Giants star and program ambassador Delma Gisu said she was grateful for the ongoing support from Transport to help the valuable program.

"I'm excited to be an ambassador for the first ever female AFL NSWACT Indigenous Youth Leadership Program. This program is a great opportunity to talk about road safety and reduce the high rates of injuries for Indigenous youth on our roads. We know that girls who participate in this program will have the confidence to be strong leaders, both on and off the field and I'm honoured to be a part of it."

Transport for NSW has been a partner of the AFL NSW/ACT since 2014, harnessing the power of football to bring young people together from Indigenous communities across NSW.

On board to lead the new program for the next three years is James Bell from the Sydney Swans, who is teaming up with GWS Giants stars Zac Williams and Delma Gisu to run development camps for young aspiring footballers.

Bernard Carlon, Executive Director of the Centres for Road and Maritime Safety said Transport for NSW is proud to partner with the AFL on this worthwhile program, particularly as road safety continues to be an important issue within Indigenous communities across the state.

“Shockingly Indigenous Australians are approximately twice as likely to be killed or seriously injured in a crash on our roads,” Mr Carlon said.

More than 20 indigenous girls between the ages of 11 and 16 participated in the leadership program held at Homebush, with a camp for indigenous boys to follow later in the year.

GWS Giants star and program ambassador Delma Gisu said she was grateful for the ongoing support from Transport to help the valuable program.

"I'm excited to be an ambassador for the first ever female AFL NSWACT Indigenous Youth Leadership Program. This program is a great opportunity to talk about road safety and reduce the high rates of injuries for Indigenous youth on our roads. We know that girls who participate in this program will have the confidence to be strong leaders, both on and off the field and I'm honoured to be a part of it."

Transport for NSW has been a partner of the AFL NSW/ACT since 2014, harnessing the power of football to bring young people together from Indigenous communities across NSW.

On board to lead the new program for the next three years is James Bell from the Sydney Swans, who is teaming up with GWS Giants stars Zac Williams and Delma Gisu to run development camps for young aspiring footballers.

Bernard Carlon, Executive Director of the Centres for Road and Maritime Safety said Transport for NSW is proud to partner with the AFL on this worthwhile program, particularly as road safety continues to be an important issue within Indigenous communities across the state.

“Shockingly Indigenous Australians are approximately twice as likely to be killed or seriously injured in a crash on our roads,” Mr Carlon said.

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