All Together Now has joined with Football Federation Australia (FFA) and the Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) to fight against racism. It is already the second time in a row that the three organisations work together to create greater awareness and reach more equality in Australian sports.
Why we’re doing this
Football (or soccer if you prefer!) is widely regarded as Australia’s most multicultural sport. For this reason, this joint initiative between All Together Now, the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) and the Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) will see Round 22 of the Hyundai A-League become the ‘Erase Racism Round’.
The initiative will aim to highlight the commitment of the Hyundai A-League and the players at all clubs in ensuring that racism has no place in the league, football generally or Australian society.
At each game during the Erase Racism Round, All Together Now’s volunteers will be giving wristbands with #ERASERACISM on them to supporters. Volunteers from All Together Now and youth players from the clubs will be asking in exchange for a small donation to help us continue our racism prevention work in Australian sports.
If you can’t make it to a game, please donate by SMS.
It’s easy to donate! We have set up a ‘text to donate’ system. Just text EQUALITY to 0437 371 371.
You will then receive more information.
Our Ambassador, Bruce Djite, is on board
Adelaide United striker Bruce Djite said Erase Racism Round was an important step.
“Racism is an issue that I am extremely passionate about. It is important that we tackle this issue head on and this event is a way of educating people on the immeasurable benefits multiculturalism and diversity bring to Australia. Everyone has a role to play in erasing racism and we can make a positive impact on society by helping to do so.”
Why the football organisations want to help
“The Hyundai A-League is determined to ensure that there is no place for racism in Australian football,” Head of the Hyundai A-League, Damien de Bohun said.
“The multicultural nature of Australian football has played a huge role in the success of football and initiatives such as Erase Racism Round are an appropriate platform to support multicultural members of the Football Family.”
“Our members are extremely passionate about ensuring football is completely free from racism,” PFA General Manager Adam Vivian said. “Erase Racism Round gives players and football supporters across the country the chance to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity.”
How you can help
Please make a donation to help All Together Now continue its racism prevention work. Donations towards the anti-racism cause can be made at all Round 22 games and per SMS. We have set up a ‘text to donate’ system.
Please text EQUALITY to 0437 371 371. All donations above $2 are tax deductible.