Community Involvement

Blacktown Magic wouldn’t exist without the involvement from local community members. And in kind, we try to give back to the local community.

 

Blacktown Magic AFC are proud supporters of the White Ribbon Australia. We take a strong stance in the fights against violence and abuse towards women. BMAFC proudly support the values of this organisation, and raise funds where possible to enable its work. It is an organisation we will continue to support in 2013 and the work they are doing in the community.

White Ribbon is a unique male-led primary prevention organisation that works to stop violence against women.  White Ribbon believes that our generation can and must work towards stopping violence against women so that all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse. White Ribbon works to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate men’s violence against women through a national awareness Campaign, the Ambassador Program and prevention initiatives within schools, workplaces, universities, sporting codes and the wider community.  To find out more about White Ribbon Australia, click below:

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The Magic have strong ties to the Indigenous community in the area. We would like to acknowledge the Dharug community as the custodians of the land we gather on to play our sport and we would also like to pay our respects to the Elders past and present and to the community of the Dharug nation. Blacktown is the largest LGA for Indigenous population in Australia and we work to support members of this community within our football club. We proudly wear the indigenous designs on our Guernsey as a sign of this relationship.

 

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The Magic are encouraged by the work of the local Junior clubs in the Blacktown LGA and have formed a mutually beneficial partnership with Quakers Hills Bombers JAFL Club in 2013 with the vision of providing a playing pathway for the junior players to continue their commitment to AFL into senior football. To facilitate this opportunity the Magic will assist with coaching clinics, running training drills and providing guidance to junior players of the Bombers. As we co share the same training facilities we have a strong presence with the junior club and working harmoniously with their coaching staff providing the junior players something to aspire to as they grow playing football.

Quakers Hills Bombers JAFL Club

The benefit to our players is the community involvement and developing the skills of the junior players of the Blacktown LGA which ultimately long term we hope will have a positive impact on our club when the Bomber’s players continue to play football as they get older. This has an extremely positive impact on the community and the sport of AFL in the area in general. The Magic players and club benefit from interacting with the junior club by establishing positive relationships with coaches, parents and their committee alike.

The positive impact on the community and junior club is that as the Magic players become role models for the junior players and assist in all things football as the sport will grow year on year. As a footballing community there are significant positive impacts for both clubs and we strive to build on this relationship year on year. For further information on the Quakers Hills Bombers please click here.