Aussie Rules in Western Sahara
Monday, October 13 2008 @ 10:44 PM ACDT
Contributed by: Brett Northey
A small mention of Australian football being taught in refugee camps in Western Sahara, in the article Unionists to visit Saharawi Camps. Australian unionists will be attending the 6th congress of the Western Saharan trade union UGTSARIO, held in refugee camps of southern Algeria, which neighbours Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara. Garry Holliday will teach kids how to play Aussie Rules football after the Australian Football League donated a football teaching kit.
Of course this is unlikely to spur great footy growth anywhere, but you never know, just think of the story of South Africa's Mtutu Hlomela and his accidental start in the game. At worst, nice to see some fun being brought to people in tough circumstances.