Flying the flag of diversity: One Team, One Goal

image of the finished jumper, as produced by the AFL​Not many people get the chance to see their artwork on an actual footy jumper – but Hargun will be one of the lucky few.

The Monmia Primary School Year 6 student said she was shocked to find out that her rainbow design won the primary award as part of the One Team, One Goal: Celebrating Diversity competition.

'It was really exciting to find out that I had won out of everyone,' Hargun said.

This year's One Team, One Goal competition was run in partnership with the AFL and asked students from all across Victoria to design a football jumper that celebrated diversity.

'I tried to incorporate a lot of popular flag colours in my design, trying to bring in parts from countries all over the world,' Hargun said.

'I think it's important to celebrate differences because I think it makes everyone feel like they're part of the community.'

As well as the design being made into an actual player jumper, Hargun's school will get tickets to watch an AFL match and have a football clinic at school.​

Monmia art teacher and multicultural coordinator Kim Renda said it was a welcome surprise to have a student win the competition, in which the whole school participated.

'I felt this year's One Team, One Goal competition was well suited for Prep to Year 6 and the connection to the AFL and diversity was something that almost every student could connect to,' Kim said.

'Knowing that the community supported Hargun's design and voted for her really showed me that we can stand together.

'We have a big focus on sharing stories and learning from each other's traditions and festivities at Monmia Primary School. A big feature of our assemblies is students sharing how and why they celebrate particular days, and as we're a very diverse school we hope to have as many stories as possible.'

Killester College student Lisa won the secondary school award for a design of hands holding up a globe. Kristiana from Point Cook Secondary College won the AFL Choice award.

For more information about the One Team, One Goal: Celebrating Diversity competition, see: