AKEC - THE AFLW PLAYER

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ABOUT AKEC

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Akec Makur Chuot is a South Sudanese former AFLW player and Richmond FC VFLW player. Akec was raised by her single mother in a family of seven, and for twelve years they lived in Kakuma, refugee camp in Kenya. After nine years in the camp she was finally granted humanitarian VISA to Australia. In 2009, she came across AFL. The East Perth Football Club were doing an all-girls carnival, and they wanted girls to play. Today Akec works for AFL Victoria as a multicultural development officer as part of the AFL Sports ready traineeship program, which is designed to provide opportunities for young people from culturally diverse backgrounds. The reason Akec went to footy was because she never saw many African girls playing the game and she wants all girls to play AFI want girls to say, ‘I want to do what she did!’

PODCAST Q&A WITH AKEC

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