Thirty Australian Public Service (APS) agencies took to the field in Canberra today for the 16th Annual NAIDOC Week Touch Football Carnival—the largest APS event on the NAIDOC Week calendar.
The annual touch football tournament continues to be an increasingly popular part of NAIDOC Week and is an important opportunity to celebrate diversity, as well as promote understanding and respect amongst Indigenous and non-Indigenous APS employees.
With 30 agencies fielding teams, the competition is a great day for agencies to come together to share in NAIDOC celebrations and proudly represent their agency in the sporting arena.
The APSC’s team kicked off the day with a win and played strongly to finish in the knock-out round.
This year’s Trophy champions were Department of Parliamentary Services. The Australian War Memorial won the second division Cup final, with Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet taking out the third division Plate final.
This event is a joint effort between the Australian Public Service Commission, the Department of Education and Training and Touch Football ACT. Additional support is provided by the Department of Human Services, the Department of Home Affairs, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Social Services.