Thursday, November 21 2013 @ 04:32 pm ACDT
Contributed by: Troy Thompson
The 19 year old Kenyan born Sudanese youth drafted by the Sydney Swans last night may need to have a globe (or perhaps Google Earth) handy when he tells his grandchildren his life story. He was born in Kenya (1994) in a refugee camp after his family fled war ravaged Sudan. The family came to Australia in 2003.
We first heard of Aliir Aliir in 2010 when he was selected in the World XVIII team - he was living in Queensland and was identified as a talented footy youngster with a good leap and great skills. He was regularly found on the lists of goal kickers and best players in junior footy for Apsley Hornets in Qld.