Saturday, 16 May 2009

Up there Cazaly! The new Viduka?

Great story on the front of the Sydney Morning Herald re:the development of football in the Indigenous Communities of the Northern Territory.

With Borrolloola, 1000km from Darwin, the boys are already competing Internationally in the Arafura games this week, against East Timor, Macau and Aceh.

Can't do that in AFL can you!

And we'll catch up with Coach Glen Thompson on Nearpost Radio in the next week or so.

And the Indgienous Football Festival kicks off this week across 6 or more venues across the country.

If football can produce two Mark Viduka's and two Harry Kewell's in the next ten years...and with increased numbers and profile that should be possible..and maybe just one outstanding Indigenous talent our National team may improve further.

Given the profile of our game 15 years ago when Mark Viduka and Harry Kewell were coming through..compared to our profile now...we just need one or two elite athletes who have tended to go to AFL, or even Cricket, to stay in the game.

Shouldn't be too hard should it?

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