At its most basic level, sport is about people coming together to play, to interact, to spectate and to connect. The AFL in particular has long played an important role in breaking down barriers and building bridges, in creating a feeling of inclusion through tangible action and outcomes.

National Reconciliation Week (NRW)  from 27 May – 3 June 2020 provides an important opportunity for all Australians to again come together and learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and to celebrate the significant role of Indigenous people across our great game. 

AFL General Manager Inclusion & Social Policy Tanya Hosch will join the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation’s ‘Play On’ Webinar Series on Tuesday 26 May from 4pm to explore this year’s NRW theme – In This Together, and to discuss the AFL’s role in driving community understanding and connectedness. 

Bulldogs fans and the wider community are invited to register for the free session by visiting the Play On Series page at

Hosted by Western Bulldogs Community Foundation General Manager Kashif Bouns, the Play On Webinar Series is designed to keep our community healthy and connected throughout the existing COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

The Western Bulldogs remain committed to delivering upon its own Reconciliation Action Plan launched in August 2018 with a vision to build a culture of equality, respect and recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians.

Tanya Hosch has a distinguished history in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy, advocacy, governance and fundraising. Before joining the AFL as the first ever Indigenous person and 2nd woman in the Executive ranks in August 2016, Tanya was the Joint Campaign director of the Recognise movement for constitutional recognition.

Event Details

What: Play On Webinar – Social Inclusion and Reconciliation: Are we in this together? Unpacking the theme for National Reconciliation Week

Guest: AFL General Manager Inclusion & Social Policy Tanya Hosch

When: 4pm, Tuesday 26 May