Ahead of the premiere of the Adam Goodes documentary The Australian Dream, Greater Western Victoria Rebels football manager Phil Partington spoke about the importance of Wednesday night screening.
The Rebels are using ticket sales from the premiere to go towards establishing a GWV Rebels Scholarship Fund for future indigenous male and female AFL talent within the GWV Rebels NAB League Program.
Partington said establishing the program will help bring more indigenous football players into the program.
"We've had some great success in the past bringing indigenous players into our programs," he said.
"We want to give more indigenous boys and girls opportunities to be in our program and support their development through the program."
Partington said the film, which explores Goodes' journey as an AFL footballer and the difficulties that he faced as an indigenous Australian, is a great opportunity to raise funds and help try and eliminate casual racism within the community.
"If we can promote more players coming through our programs but also raise awareness about casual racism within the community I think that's very important in terms of changing the culture... we're using this the film as a vehicle to raise money and awareness in the community."
The screening of The Australian Dream will take place on Wednesday at the Regent Cinema, starting at 6.45pm
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