FFA launches Hyundai A-League Harmony Round


Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced that Round 24 of the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 Season will be Harmony Round which aligns with Harmony Day (21 March).

Harmony Round will showcase our cultural diversity in particular how multiculturalism can enrich football in Australia with Hyundai A-League clubs conducting School Visits whilst home grounds will be transformed into a celebration of diversity among players, spectators, supporters and partners.

FFA CEO David Gallop said sport plays an important role in building inclusive communities.

“Harmony Day celebrates multicultural Australia and coincides with the United Nations International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,” Gallop said. 

“It’s a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home.

“Almost half of all Australians were born overseas or have a parent who was.

“That’s why Football Federation Australia has partnered with Harmony Day to help spread the Harmony Day message: ‘everyone belongs’ among players, fans, supporters and partners.

“Our diversity makes our teams stronger and makes Australia a great place to live,” concluded Gallop

A young Victory fan with his father at the 2014/15 semi-final against Melbourne City.

Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs The Hon Craig Laundy MP said he values the partnership between Football Federation Australia and Harmony Day because it provides an opportunity for people from all walks of life who are part of our football community or keen spectators to learn about the purpose behind Harmony Day and the celebration of our cultural diversity.

“Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone,” Mr Laundy said.

“On or off the field our cultural diversity makes us stronger. It makes Australia a great place to live.”

“I encourage all football fans to attend their team’s Harmony Round match to celebrate our cultural diversity in the lead up to Harmony Day on 21 March,” Mr Laundy said.

Visit www.harmony.gov.au to find out more, register your Harmony Day event or find an event happening near you this Harmony Day.

Hyundai A-League Club





Adelaide United

Annesley Junior School



Cirio, Mate Duganzic, Michael Marrone

Central Coast Mariners

Avoca Beach Primary School


8:00-  9:15am

Luis Garcia, Fabio Ferreira, Brad McDonald

Melbourne City FC

St Carlo Borromeo Primary School, Greenvale




Melbourne Victory

Richmond West Primary School



Gulcan Koca (Westfield W- League), Hyundai A- League player TBC

Newcastle Jets

Hunter Christian School



Nigel Boogaard, Daniel Mullen and Labinot Haiti

Sydney FC

Marrickville West Public School



Alex Brosque

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Auburn North High School



Brendan Hamil, Shayne D’Cunha, Golgol Mebrahtu