3KND broadcasted the special presentation of the ‘This Final Quarter panel discussion’ For reconciliation week Knox City put on a panel to engage the community in discussion of the issues arising from the film the final quarter. In the film we learn of Adam Goodes playing career and how he found himself the centre of heated public debates and widespread media commentary that divided the nation. Adam Goodes was a champion AFL footballer and Indigenous leader. In the final three years of his playing career, he became a lightning rod for a heated public debate and widespread media commentary that divided the nation.
During his career he was named Australian of the Year, publicly called out racism, was accused of staging for free kicks and performed an on-field war dance celebration. The cheers became boos as football crowds turned on him. Using only archival footage aired at the time. The Final Quarter film holds a mirror to Australia and is an opportunity to reconsider what happened on and off the football field. This live panel discussion was hosted by Knox City Council as part of National Reconciliation Week Attendees joined online to watch a screening of the film ‘The Final Quarter’, which explores the story and experience of AFL footballer and Indigenous Aboriginal leader Adam Goodes.
Following the screening, a panel discussed the themes and issues arising from the film.
Panel members include - • Dr. Andrew Peters, Swinburne University of Technology, Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Studies and Tourism and Bayswater Junior Football Club Coach • Rick Baldwin, Australian Indigenous Basketball All-Stars Coach • Alex Shain, Education Director of THE FINAL QUARTER project, Shark Island Production • Facilitated by Raini Nailer | Community Development Officer Enjoy this presentation of the ‘This Final Quarter panel discussion’ Proudly brought to you by Knox City Council