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Posted by ATSI Sports Summit Organising Committee on 06/10/2017.

Historic National Indigenous Sports Summit set for 12-13 October

“Australia is finally on the verge of having its first-ever national Indigenous sports association,” announced ASTI Sports Summit organising chair Wayne Coolwell. Representatives from both the black and white sports community, the Government, and other interested sectors will come together at the Richmond AFL football club on the 12th and 13th of October to discuss this historic initiative.

“The aim of the organising committee is to finally deliver a national body which will advocate on behalf of Indigenous sports people and groups from across the country, so voices from a remote and isolated region will have the chance to be heard,” says Coolwell.

High profile Indigenous sports people and leaders such as Linda Burney MP, Ken Wyatt MP, David Wirrpanda and John Moriarty will lead the discussions. The Friday summit will be divided into many sessions whereby both the Indigenous and mainstream sporting sectors will look at issues such as greater coordination between states and territories to address Indigenous under-representation, challenges of access and equity within the sport system. The summit will also begin defining the roles and structure of the national body and will look to establish the priorities for the initial phase of operation.

“This is a pivotal time for Indigenous sport in this country and we are excited about bringing together such a wide range of leaders from across Australia,” says Coolwell.

Tickets are still available for the summit on Eventbrite National Indigenous Sports Summit.

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