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Boomerangs true to name


The Flying Boomerangs are holding true to their name and returning to South Africa for the fourth time later this month.

Some of the most promising young Indigenous talent from Australia will be arriving for a two-week tour, coached by former AFL stars Chris Johnson, Andrew McLeod and Xavier Clarke.
The Flying Boomerangs will play two matches against South African teams and will conduct footyWILD (Australian Football) clinics in Durban and Cape Town townships.
“This is an outstanding opportunity for these young men to develop on and off the field. The tour will also share with South Africa the AFL’s experience of utilising sport as a vehicle to generate lifestyle outcomes for Indigenous people and communities,” said Xavier Clarke - former St Kilda and Brisbane Lions football clubs player.

“It’s always a great opportunity for our town, Potchefstroom to host overseas visitors and most important for kids who are involved in our program throughout the year to come and witness the exciting game playing live. Our South Africa Lions players to get more experience and help prepare for the International Cup in 2014, which I hope to be part of once more,”  said Sipho Magongo, footyWILD Development Coordinator.

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Boomerangs true to name
Authored by: Wesley Hull on Friday, January 18 2013 @ 04:06 pm ACDT

Being a member of the Boomerangs squad is a tremendous experience and a great honour. At least, that's what i've been told by the three former Boomerangs that I have been lucky enough to coach (our club has had four Boomerangs selected in the past four years).  Each of the boys has spoken of the great responsibility they have felt towards their families, by making them proud and repaying the faith of those families by being selected and playing well. Our club does not have any members this year, but many boys in our almost wholly indigenous team aspire to being a "Boomerang" one day. Good luck to all those selected for the trip to South Africa this year and let's hope it leads to bigger and better things. (My most recent Boomerang managed two matches last year with the Gold Coast Suns reserves, so there is certainly a pathway to follow).

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