Goondiwindi became one of Queensland’s first clubs to attend an AFLQ education session on the new vilification policy.
Goondiwindi AFC recently became one of the first clubs to participate in a new AFLQ Vilification Education session.
The session addresses the AFL’s new vilification and discrimination policy, and aims to address the issues of inclusion in footy clubs.
AFLQ staff members, Andrew Reeves and Chris Davis, presented the session, having been through AFLQ’s Train the Trainer program.
Both Reeves and Davis took a lot of time out of their schedule to visit the Goondiwindi club.
Goondiwindi president, Paul Leahy, said the session was of great benefit to the club.
“We were very happy they did it,” he said.
“We got a good roll up from the club, so we were happy from that point of view.
“A lot of it centred on the idea of treat people how you want to be treated.”
Leahy said Reeves and Davis were strong presenters and he would recommend the session to other clubs.
“I would advise all clubs to get on board. It’s a good thing that AFLQ are directing it.”
AFL Queensland Community Programs Co-ordinator, Aaron Hall, said AFLQ was aiming to engage all clubs in the education program.
“We believe that increased education is the key to growth of participants, members, funding opportunities and increased community reputation,” he said.
Any clubs who would like to register for a session, go to https://aflq.com.au/index.php?id=897.