Masala Football Club wants to remove the stigma around local football which prevents people from joining the sport - fear of being different. Masala has deep roots in multicultural football; We were founded from team India in the AFL Multicultural Cup and have welcomed people with varied backgrounds into the club. We have worked with people who are asylum seekers, first generations in Australia all the way to remote Indigenous and Torres Strait islanders. Regardless of your background, experience or confidence there is always a place for you at Masala Football Club. From the committee to the players, we are diverse in experience and cultures. We are working with the local communities and organisations to bring aussie rules football to new people, giving them the confidence and catalyst to break down the barriers which they may be confined with and inviting them to join a community which accepts. Sport is a great way to give people purpose and that is a goal for Masala Football Club.
Masala continues to be involved in multicultural football functions, including the AFL Multicultural Round events and Unity Cup. These events are excellent at removing the stigma around AFL and opening the doors to everyone. Below is a picture from the Masala Football Club 2016 Unity Cup team.