Official Launch of our Innovate RAP 2023-25

Official Launch of our Innovate RAP 2023-25

On the sunny and beautiful October 11, 2023, AFL ŷAV held a momentous event in Quo-yung (Richmond) – the official launch of our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2023-2025 (RAP).

Which took place in the Maurice Rioli Room at Richmond Football Club, providing a fitting and inspiring backdrop for the occasion.

This marked a significant milestone in our organisation’s ongoing commitment to strengthening its relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and stakeholders in the spirit of reconciliation.

The occasion brought together members of the team from across the nation, symbolising the collective dedication and enthusiasm behind this initiative. The RAP is a carefully crafted document, outlining AFL ŷAV’s vision for reconciliation and a set of clear, actionable steps to realise this vision.

[RAP Working Group]

Credit goes to the passionate RAP Working Group, who volunteered their time and expertise to create an impactful plan for the organisation. This collaborative effort is a testament to AFL ŷAV’s commitment to fostering positive change.

The event began with a warm Welcome to Country delivered by Chenile Chandler, a proud Wurundjeri-Woiwurrung woman and AFL ŷAV’s Recruitment Coordinator.

Our two RAP Working Group Co-Chairs took on the respective roles of MC and hosted a Q&A and panel discussion.

Kylie Penehoe, a proud Wonnarua and Wiradjuri woman and AFL ŷAV’s Executive Manager of First Nations Programs. Lent her MC skills and expertise to ensure the event’s success.

Tracey Parry, Tasmanian State Manager, engaged with guests including the talented , an Arabana and Kokatha artist. Mali’s work took centre stage at the RAP Launch, showcasing the significance of art and culture in efforts of reconciliation.

Another event highlight was a panel discussion with AFLSR First Nations Mentors, Anzac Leidig and John Hollows. Their discussion demonstrated the vital role of mentorship and guidance in achieving the objectives outlined in the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

This event emphasised the significance of cultural recognition, mentorship, and collaboration as essential components in working towards the RAP’s goals. These elements play a crucial role in fostering reconciliation and promoting diversity and inclusion within workplaces and communities.

This initiative is a testament to AFL ŷAV’s vision to advocate for First Nations peoples.

For those eager to delve deeper into the organisation’s mission. Follow this link to our main page connecting people to the heart of our commitment to reconciliation and understanding.

The official launch of the RAP is a pivotal moment in AFL ŷAV’s journey toward promoting reconciliation. Bridging cultural divides and building a more inclusive and harmonious community.

AFL ŷAV’s dedication and collaborative spirit are high and this event symbolises a powerful step towards a more inclusive and united future.

[Chenile Chandler, a proud Wurundjeri-Woiwurrung woman and AFL ŷAV’s Recruitment Coordinator]

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