International Football Coaching Conference Australia (IFCCA) is pleased to announce renowned football analyst and Ambassador for Indigenous Football Craig Foster as a panel moderator for the 2019 event to be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May.
Foster will lead the IFCCA panel ‘Indigenous Australians in the world game’ in discussion around participation and opportunities for Indigenous Australians at all levels of the game.
Following a successful career both in Australia and overseas, Foster has established himself in recent years most notably as a football broadcaster and analyst in the Australian media landscape.
Boasting 29 appearances for the Socceroos, including as captain, Foster is also a respected advocate for sport and human rights and was most recently instrumental in the lobbying campaign for the release of footballer Hakeem al-Araibi.
As an Ambassador for Indigenous Football, Foster will direct discussion between panellists Ramone Close, Allira Toby and Jade North on the ‘Indigenous Australians in the world game’ panel.
“The history of Indigenous players is a very proud one, though clouded by an institutional blindness and endemic failure to properly devote an appropriate share of game resources to the identification, development and pathways for their involvement and success,” Foster said.
“Further, football provides unprecedented sporting opportunity on a global stage that is as yet untapped.
“We need a new paradigm, and now.”
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