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Daniel Wells named to new Collingwood anti-racism group after overwhelming Do Better report, systemic racism and Eddie McGuire exit

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Former Collingwood Star Daniel wells is one of 12 appointees to the club’s anti-racism task force as it takes the next step to root out the issue of systemic racism.

Wells played 15 of his 258 AFL games for Collingwood before his retirement in 2019 and already works for the club in its Indigenous community programs.

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According to a statement from Collingwood, the anti-racism group will help the club develop a “framework for change and ultimately provide community leadership to combat racism.”

The group will report directly to the Collingwood Board of Directors for advice on developing an improved framework for responding to incidents of racism as well as the creation and implementation of anti-racism policies.

The creation of an anti-racism group was a key recommendation of the club is recently released Report better.

The Collingwood anti-racism group is one of the many changes at the club since the damning report on the club’s culture in its recent history.

Longtime club president Eddie McGuire recently relied on his role in order to allow the club to embark on its next chapter.

“The work Collingwood has to do is necessary and important. It must inspire and add weight to the need for change that has been building in our communities for decades, ”said Collingwood Director Jodie Sizer.

“So it was just as important to find people who were passionate, able and willing to help the club live its moment.

“We are very pleased to be able to draw on such rich experience and expertise to embark on a process that will modernize Collingwood and hopefully make a further contribution to our code and our country.


Eddie cubillo, former anti-discrimination commissioner of the Northern Territory. Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School. A descendant of the Larrakia, Wadjigan and Central Arrente peoples.

Tasneem Chopra, diversity, equity and inclusion consultant on issues of leadership, cultural competence and intersectional discrimination.

Melinda Cilento, experienced business leader, economist and senior executive. Co-chair of the board of directors of Reconciliation Australia, CEO of the Economic Development Committee of Australia (CEDA) and non-executive director of Australian Unity.

Janine Coombs, a Wotjobaluk woman, currently vice-president of the Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation. Member of the Collingwood Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Committee.

Hosch asked., Torres Strait Islander woman, currently Executive Director General of Inclusion and Social Policy at AFL. Former campaign co-director of the Recognize movement for constitutional reform.

Rana hussain, leader and consultant in diversity and inclusion, specializing in sport, corporate leadership and non-profit organizations.

Andrew Jackomos, a man from Yorta Yorta / Gunditjmara. Executive Director of the Government of Victoria for Aboriginal Economic Development. Member of the Collingwood Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Committee.

Tony lovett, a man from Gunditjmara and a community service worker from the Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association. Member of the Collingwood Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Committee.

Professor Yin Paradies, a man from Wakaya who is a professor of race relations at Deakin University.

Jodie Sizer, a founding partner and co-CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers Indigenous Consulting. A Djab Wurrung / Gunditjmara woman and one of Australia’s top indigenous leaders. President of the Australian Institute for Indigenous Studies of Torres Strait Islanders. Director of Collingwood.

Dr Helen Szoke (OA), former Australian Federal Commissioner for Racial Discrimination and Victoria Commissioner for Equal Opportunities and Human Rights. Chief Executive Officer of Oxfam from 2013 to 2019.

Daniel wells, a former Collingwood and North Melbourne player who currently works with the Collingwood Indigenous Community Programs and AFL recruiting staff. A descendant of the Wangatha and Wirangu peoples.

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