AFI believes that strong people-to-people links will be vital in growing our great game internationally.

As a result, an important part of our strategy is to develop links between Australia’s multicultural communities and their respective homelands.

The 2016 Census reveals that nearly half (49 per cent) of Australians were been born overseas or one or both parents were born overseas. Australians come from more than 200 countries and speak over 300 languages.

AFI has had great success in developing strong people-to-people links through programs such as the Harmony Cup, World 9s and Touch Footy World Cup. Our aim is to build on and enhance these links moving forward, creating a global network of participants and stakeholders.