Sherrin Welcomes and Celebrates Multicultural Round - 20th July 2017

There are many individuals who emanate from multicultural backgrounds, within the AFL community. In 2017, Multicultural players make up 15 per cent of the AFL player lists across the 18 AFL clubs, as well as 7.8 per cent across the 8 AFLW clubs. In addition to this, there are the many multicultural community members, fans and staff that are the backbone of each club.

The making of the specialised Multicultural Sherrin begins in early July, with the finished balls delivered to AFL House the week before the round. 

Regardless of where you were born, football has the unique power to bring people from different communities and cultures together, and Sherrin is proud to be helping take our game to new audiences and welcome new fans.


This year, the Multicultural Round Sherrin’s, will feature the word “Welcome” in six different languages: Hindi, Italian, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Greek and Spanish. The Multicultural Round begins on Friday 28th July with the specialised Sherrin’s featuring in all nine games. The marquee game of the round is on the Saturday afternoon when GWS take on Fremantle in Sydney.