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Footy provides opportunity to Act Belong Commit

Posted 14 Oct 2021

WA’s 2021 football season came to an end with the WAFL Grand Final, which closed with the very special Act Belong Commit Kick2Kick, giving spectators the chance to get active on-ground at Optus Stadium. What a season it’s been for WA – from hosting the nation’s largest event, the hallowed AFL Grand Final, to bringing together footy communities around our vast State.

Young boy holding football on Optus Stadium football field

Channel 7 sports personality Adrian Barich has experienced first-hand how powerful football can be at so many levels. In an interview at the WAFL GF, Bara was on the receiving end of the microphone for a change  in his role as Act Belong Commit Ambassador and gave his thoughts and tips on fostering good mental health through football.

“Footy not only provides the opportunity to keep physically active – but also socially, providing the bond that helps people connect.”

“Footy also gives people the opportunity to give back and to find meaning and purpose in life.”

“Wherever you take part in footy… as an Auskicker, a junior, a member of  your local club, an active fan or supporter of a WAFL or AFL team… you are part of a larger, supportive community. This sense of belonging and support is what really counts.”

To celebrate our beloved game and all the opportunities it brings to act, belong and commit, we produced this inspiring new video with Bara, Channel 7 and the WA Football Commission.

a crowd of people participating in Kick2Kick football activity on Optus Stadium Field.

Keeping active, staying connected through footy, and committing to giving back, are all great ways to help our game and communities to thrive.

Looking forward to next season, and more opportunities to Act Belong Commit.