Thank you for your interest in NACCHO’s partnership and support of the AFL Indigenous All-Stars Team tour of Ireland 2013
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Picture above from left : NACCHO chair Justin Mohamed was proud to present to Buddy Franklin,Michael O’loughlin and Adam Goodes the NACCHO jumpers for the All stars team
So who is NACCHO and what do we do?
For over 40 years our 150 National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (NACCHO) members throughout metro, regional and remote Australia have been the comprehensive primary health providers to Aboriginal families.
NACCHO and the AFL a positive partnership for a healthy future
We have recently released our Investing in Healthly Futures for generational change plan 2013-2030 and by partnering with the AFL we can promote and achieve our Close the Gap targets for our future generations.
The AFL and our Aboriginal community controlled health services both have at their core a local, grass roots, community focus. Combining football with a good health message makes a lot of sense.
Working with the AFL gives us another channel to spread the health messages into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities all across the country>
“Aboriginal people are great followers of AFL and love to support their Aboriginal players.
The 2013 Indigenous AFL Players represent 48 of these language or cultural groups. The map above demonstrates the diversity of our current Indigenous players.
To explore the map by clicking on the footballs or shaded areas to discover the language and/or cultural groups of these players you must use CLICK the AFL players site
Below is a list of the 79 Indigenous players currently on AFL playing lists.
Adelaide: Cameron Ellis-Yolmen Graham Johncock Jared Petrenko Richard Tambling
Brisbane: Ashley McGrath Sam Sheldon
Carlton: Eddie Betts Jeffrey Garlett Andrew Walker Chris Yarran
Collingwood: Andrew Krakouer Kirk Ugle Peter Yagmoor
Essendon: Alwyn Davey Courtney Dempsey Leroy Jetta Anthony Long Nathan Lovett-Murray Patrick Ryder
Fremantle: Jonathon Griffin Antoni Grover Stephen Hill Michael Johnson Jordon King-Wilson Michael Walters
Geelong: Allen Christensen Joel Hamling Steven Motlop Mathew Stokes Travis Varcoe Bradley Hartman
Gold Coast: Harley Bennell Jarrod Harbrow Brandon Matera Steven May Liam Patrick
Greater Western Sydney: Rhys Cooyou Shaun Edwards Curtly Hampton Gerald Ugle Nathan Wilson
Hawthorn: Shaun Burgoyne Amos Frank Lance Franklin Bradley Hill Cyril Rioli Derrick Wanganeen Jed Anderson
Melbourne: Jamie Bennell Aaron Davey Neville Jetta Kelvin Lawerence Dom Barry
North Melbourne: Cruize Garlett Lindsay Thomas Daniel Wells
Port Adelaide: Brendon Ah Chee Danyle Pearce Chad Wingard Jake Neade
Richmond: Shane Edwards Gibson Turner
St Kilda: Raphael Clarke Terry Milera Nicholas Winmar
Sydney: Tony Armstrong Adam Goodes Lewis Jetta
West Coast: Joshua Hill Murray Newman Callum Papertalk Koby Stevens Gerrick Weedon Brad Dick Sharrod Wellingham
Western Bulldogs: Liam Jones Koby Stevens Brett Goodes