It’s grand final week in Melbourne. Did you notice? And even though our teams may not have made it to the grand final (thanks for that Sydney, Adelaide) we haven’t escaped footy finals fever here at the foundation.
Whatever you think of the game itself, there’s no denying the increasing role of the AFL and footy in community education and advocacy.
This week Tanja Kovac, National Coordinator of the Human Rights are Aussie Rules program, wrote a great summary about the advocacy role of the AFL in addressing some our big social problems.
And earlier this year, during Law Week, the entertaining and inspiring documentary Even Girls Play Footy was launched. Even Girls Play Footy is the true story of what happens when three fourteen-year-old girls fight for their right to do what they love – play footy. The film, was recently nominated is an ATOM Award 2012 finalist in the Best Secondary Education Resource category. It was produced by Endangered Pictures and funded by a Victoria Law Foundation general grant.
It’s a good reminder that ‘from little things, big things grow’ (thinly veiled reference to the excellent choice of pre-match entertainment this Saturday).