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Media Release: Australian Football Translations - sharing an Australian sport in any language

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MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                          Tues 16 July 2013

 

AFL translations – sharing an Australian sport in any language

 

All Graduates Interpreting and Translating Services are the proud supporters of the AFL Multicultural Program; providing the translation and typesetting for the 31 languages of the multilingual how-to-play the game eBook - Welcome To The AFL - Australian Football in 31 Languages.

Launched publicly last week to coincide with the AFL Multicultural Round, the 37-page guide is an online tool for all members of the Australian community.  Partnering with the AFL Multicultural Program, All Graduates translated the eBook into languages that reflect multicultural Australia.

All Graduates Interpreting and Translating Services became involved with the translation of the Welcome To The AFL project through the AFL’s Multicultural Community Ambassador program. Volunteer Ambassadors from a variety of multicultural groups across Australia, work with the AFL to introduce the sport to their communities to promote inclusion and celebrate diversity. All Graduates’ Marketing and Communications Manager, Stephanie Mayne, become one of 80 national Multicultural Community Ambassadors at the end of 2013. She has a strong personal and professional interest in connecting people with the benefits of sport at local club level. “There are so many Community Ambassadors creating great initiatives for their respective communities with the support of their AFL clubs.”

In my professional role, it’s our business to facilitate communication for everyone. It was an easy decision for our business to support the AFL in their commitment to making information about the game accessible to more members of the community.”

The All Graduates translator and interpreter community recently attended the AFL Multicultural Round on Friday 12 July at the MCG. For many translators, interpreters and their families, it was their first attendance at a game.  Amongst them they spoke 55 languages.

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For further information, please contact:

Stephanie Mayne

Marketing and Communications Manager

Ph: (03) 9605 3099

M: 0497 818 879

E: stephanie.mayne@allgraduates.com.au

 

About All Graduates

All Graduates is an Australian-owned translation and interpreting agency specialising in the government, community and corporate sectors. Established in 1986, All Graduates offers onsite, video, phone interpreting services, document and website translation.

All Graduates has led the industry with a commitment to providing trained and qualified professionals. A partnership with the Interpreting and Translating department of RMIT University was formalised in 2011.

All Graduates has established itself as an industry leader in high quality translation and interpreting in over 100 languages. They receive more than 400 requests daily for their translation and interpreter services, and have a pool of over 1000 fully accredited interpreters and translators across Australia.

All Graduates are dedicated to innovation and have a proud history of championing technology to save time and money for their clients. They have earned a reputation for using innovative technology and were the first agency of their kind to create an online booking system using email with handheld devices such as BlackBerrys. Additionally, they offer video interpreting services by high definition, state-of-the-art Cisco and Polycom video conference systems.

 

 

Information about the AFL Multicultural Round 2013

 

www.afl.com.au/multicultural

http://www.afl.com.au/news/event-news/multiculturalround

eBook:

http://www.aflcommunityclub.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload/Play_AFL/Multicultural/Australian_football_explained_in_31_languages.pdf

Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/AFLMulticulturalProgram

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/AFLdiversity

 

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