Nic’s tol­er­ance tips


Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

AUS­TRALIA Post staff at the Perth Mail Cen­tre re­ceived some words of ad­vice when Aus­tralia Post and AFL Mul­ti­cul­tural Am­bas­sador Nic Nai­tanui dropped in for a visit.

The ruck­man was on hand to spread the word about this year’s AFL Mul­ti­cul­tural Round.

The West Coast Ea­gles player met with staff at the Perth Mail Cen­tre to give them some pro­fes­sional ath­letic tips for ‘warm­ing up’ be­fore a shift.

“Aus­tralian Football has the ex­tra­or­di­nary power to bring peo­ple to­gether re­gard­less of back­ground,” Nai­tanui said.

“It is al­ways fan­tas­tic to see so many peo­ple turn out to matches dur­ing the Toy­ota AFL Mul­ti­cul­tural Round to join in the cul­tural cel­e­bra­tion.”

Aus­tralia Post man­ag­ing di­rec­tor and CEO Ahmed Fa­hour said Aus­tralia Post’s on­go­ing com­mit­ment to cel­e­brat­ing cul­tural di­ver­sity was some­thing they shared with the AFL.

Mr Fa­hour said he hoped Mul­ti­cul­tural Round ex­posed new fans and com­mu­ni­ties to AFL, par­tic­u­larly those who have never ex­pe­ri­enced the thrill of a live match.

“Aus­tralia Post em­ploys 37,000 peo­ple from 137 na­tions and al­most a quar­ter of our em­ploy­ees are from non-English­mu­ni­ d441743 speak­ing back­grounds, so the cel­e­bra­tion of mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism is some­thing very per­sonal to our or­gan­i­sa­tion,” Mr Fa­hour said.

“Sport, and in par­tic­u­lar AFL, has the power to con­nect di­verse com­mu­ni­ties and peo­ple from dif­fer­ent cul­tural back­grounds through a shared pas­sion.”

Aus­tralia Post is the of­fi­cial com­mu­nity in­clu­sion part­ner of the AFL and de­liv­ers a num­ber of grass­roots com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties un­der the Aus­tralia Post Our Neigh­bour­hood com­mu­nity pro­gram.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

West Coast Ea­gles player Nic Nai­tanui with Howard Schun­ker and Aus­tralian Post staff.

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