Thursday, 7 May 2009

Indigenous Top End Footballers to play in International Tournament

So the Northern Territory is all AFL in the Indigenous Communities...well it might be but they never get to play Internationally do they.

And there is one community in the whole of the NT where football, not AFL, dominates and this week they are playing in an international Tournament.

The boys from Borroloola will be Australia's Indigenous representatives in the International Arafua Games taking on teams from the Northern Territory, East Timor, Indonesia and Macau.

The small community is over 600 km from Darwin, but they are becoming recognised across Australia for their football passion and prowess.

Glenn Thompson, Coach of Borroloola, has worked hard to develop the boys and girls of this small community 600km's from Darwin. And one of their players has already trialled with an A-League Youth side.

Borroloola is the only Indigenous community in the Northern Territory where you see football goals, rather than the more favoured AFL, when entering the area.

You can check out the draw.

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