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NAIDOC Week: Tanya Hosch on A More Inclusive AFL

The theme of NAIDOC Week is "Heal Country, Heal Our Nation". Someone who is helping build a better culture in Australian sport is Tanya Hosch.

By Sam RobinsonMonday 5 Jul 2021Social Justice

Listen: Sam Robinson chats with Tanya Hosch, the AFL General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy.  Feature image:  Australia Day in South Australia Facebook / SA State Recipient Australian of the Year 2021: Tanya Hosch.

Tanya Hosch is the AFL General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy. She is a Torres Strait Islander woman who is passionate about building a more inclusive culture for AFL players and fans.

There have been a few films in recent years that confront issues of racism in the AFL. Particularly The Final Quarter which put a spotlight on Adam Goodes’ experience. Tanya shared how the public discourse has improved awareness, and that policies are now in place for inappropriate behaviour.

“It’s hard to know whether we’re seeing less of it because often with awareness, you get more reporting, which is a positive sign. It tells us that there are a lot of people that go to the football that don’t want this behaviour to happen either,” – Tanya Hosch, AFL General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy

Listen to the full interview with Tanya Hosch, the AFL General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy, in the player above. 

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