The Norwood Football Club’s Anthony Wilson was last night awarded NAIDOC Sportsman of the Year as part of the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony.
The National NAIDOC Awards are the occasion where recognition is given to the outstanding contributions made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have made to improve the lives of Indigenous people, promote issues in the wider community, or the excellence they have shown in their field.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July and is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and society.
Norwood Football Club CEO James Fantasia said he was proud of the work Wilson dedicates his time to both on and off the field.
“Anthony is a fantastic role model both on and off the field, we are lucky to have someone of his caliber involved in our football club and community”
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