AFL Indigenous All-Stars

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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Media contact Colin Cowell NACCHO M:0401 331 251  or EMAIL YOUR SUPPORT


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.

Over 79 Indigenous players are now on the AFL lists

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

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