๐Ÿค” Joel Wilkinson, the AFL and the search for racial justice

Liked Joel Wilkinson, the AFL and the search for racial justice by Tracey Holmes (ABC News)

“Years ago I wanted to create a council of black players, past and present, to improve the support we have access to and enhance our collective bargaining power,” he says.

“So to prepare I thought it was best to attend the Indigenous camp for a few days. The AFLPA made me spend my own money to go, where they didn’t care if I slept on the floor.

“I said, ‘look, I’ve already spent over $1200 for this trip, you have funds as the AFLPA and you’re covering club staff and have a lot of money budgeted for the trip, why can’t you let me sleep in one of the player allocated rooms?

“I don’t want to mention where I slept, it’s degrading.

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