Tony Watene

Tony Watene describes his involvement with the GAA starting as a player in New Zealand through the current time when he serves as the Inclusion Officer of the GAA in Croke Park. He offers an interesting overview on the specific attempts by the GAA in recent years to be proactive about inclusion and to combat discrimination of all types such as gender, ethnicity, age, family status, sexual orientation, disability and religion. In this interview he discusses special events in Croke Park such as the Ireland v England rugby game and the hosting of the Special Olympics. He also mentions other sports such as Rounders, Australian Rules and Handball and discusses the globalisation of the GAA.

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