Aboriginal players in Australian Football League clubs
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|Club||Aboriginal players in 2007-2011 |
|Adelaide Crows (SA)||Andrew McLeod, Cameron Ellis-Yolmen, Ed Curnow, Graham Johncock, Jared Petrenko, Jarrhan Jacky, Jonathon Griffin, Richard Tambling, Tim Milera, Tony Armstrong|
|Brisbane Lions (QLD)||Albert Proud, Anthony Corrie, Ashley McGrath, Chris Johnson, Darryl White, Jason Roe, Rhan Hooper, Sam Sheldon, Xavier Clarke|
|Carlton Blues (VIC)||Andrew Walker, Chris Yarran, Clinton Benjamin, Cory, McGrath, Eddie Betts, Jeffrey Garlett, Joe Anderson|
|Collingwood Magpies (VIC)||Andrew Krakouer, Anthony Corrie, Brad Dick, Chris Egan, Johnny Bennell, Kirk Ugle, Leon Davis, Peter Yagmoor, Richard Cole, Shannon Cox, Sharrod Wellingham|
|Essendon Bombers (VIC)||Adrian Wilson, Andrew Lovett, Alwyn 'Froggy' Davey, Anthony Long, Courtenay Dempsey, Dean Dick, Dean Rioli, Jarrod Atkinson, Justin Murphy, Leroy Jetta, Mark Williams, Nathan Lovett-Murray, Patrick 'Paddy' Ryder, Richard Cole|
|Fremantle Dockers (WA)||Antonio Grover, Calib Mourish, Casey Sibosado, Clancee Pearce, Clayton Collard, Des Headland, Dion Woods, Jeff Farmer, Joe Houghton, Jonathon Griffin, Jordan Wilson-King, Michael Johnson, Michael Walters, Roger Hayden, Stephen Hill, Troy Cook|
|Geelong Cats (VIC)||Adam Varcoe, Allen Christensen, Joel Hamling, Liam Bedford, Mathew Stokes, Nathan Djerrkura, Stephen Motlop, Travis Varcoe|
|Gold Coast (QLD)||Brandon Matera, Harley Bennell, Jarrod Harbow, Liam Patrick, Nathan Krakouer, Rex Liddy, Roland Ah Chee, Steven May|
|Greater Western Sydney1 (NSW)||Curtly Hampton, Damian Williams, Gerald Ugle, Isiah Stevens, Jarrod Harding, Nathan Wilson, Rhys Cooyou, Shaun Edwards|
|Hawthorn Hawks (VIC)||Amos Frank, Bradley Hill, Cameron Stokes, Carl Peterson, Chance Bateman, Cyril 'Junior Boy' Rioli, Derick Wanganeen, Harry Miller, Lance 'Buddy' Franklin, Mark L Williams, Rhan Hooper, Shaun Burgoyne|
|Port Adelaide Power (SA)||Daniel Motlop, Danyle Pearce, Marlon Motlop, Nathan Krakouer, Peter Burgoyne, Shaun Burgoyne, Wade Thompson|
|Melbourne Demons (VIC)||Aaron Davey, Austin Wonaeamirri, Byron Pickett, Daniel Hayes, Isaac Weetra, Jamie Bennell, Kelvin Lawrence, Liam Jurrah, Matthew Whelan, Neville Jetta|
|North Melbourne Kangaroos (VIC)||Cruize Garlett, Daniel Motlop, Daniel Wells, Djaran Whyman, Eddie Sansbury, Lindsay Thomas, Malcolm Lynch, Matt Campbell, Warren Benjamin|
|Port Adelaide (SA)||Brendon Ah Chee, Byron Pickett, Chad Wingard, Daniel Motlop, Danyle Pearce, Elijah Ware, Gavin Wanganeen, Marlon Motlop, Nathan Krakouer, Peter Burgoyne, Shaun Burgoyne, Wade Thompson|
|Richmond Tigers (VIC)||Alroy Gilligan, Andrew Krakouer, Carl Peterson, Clayton Collard, Gibson Turner, Jarrad Oakley-Nichols, Renton Roberts, Richard Tambling, Shane Edwards, Troy Taylor|
|St Kilda Saints (VIC)||Allan Murray, Andrew Lovell, Nick Winmar, Raphael Clarke, Ross Tangutulum, Terry Milera, Xavier Clarke|
|Sydney Swans (NSW)||Adam Goodes, Byron Summer, Lewis Jetta, Michael K O'Loughlin, Tony Armstrong|
|West Coast Eagles (WA)||Adam Cockie, Ashley Sampi, Brad Dick, Callum Papertalk, David Wirrpanda, Gerrick Weedon, Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls, Josh Hill, Koby Stevens, Lewis Broome, Liam Bedford, Murray Newman, Phillip Matera|
|Western Bulldogs (VIC)||Brennan Stack, Cameron Faulkner, Jarrod Harbrow, Joshua Hill, Liam Jones, Malcolm Lynch, Nathan Djerrkura, Shane Thorne, Stephen Koops, Zeph Skinner|
The table shows players who played in any of the seasons listed.
1 The 18th AFL club entered the AFL in March 2012.
For more see famous Aboriginal sports people.
Hey Brother, let's play footy
Hey Brother Kick me the ball I love playing footy I love running and weaving Kicking and marking One day I will play in a Grand final at the MCG Like my forbears did Why not me, eh Syd Jackson, Norm Macdonald Polly, Barry Cable and plenty of others. Hey brother We have plenty of brothers Krakouer brothers and now a son Burgoyne brothers, Clark Brothers And now the slick Davies boys It's a shame Polly didn't have a brother Imagine what two Pollies would have done Hey brother We now represent nearly 20 per cent of AFL playing list Won't be long before its 30 per cent Our current ambassadors are champions Goodes with two Brownlow Medals O'Loughlin over 250 games Leon Davis, Lovett, Wirrpanda McLeod Wanganeen and many more. Hey brother Don't forget many who fast-tracked our cause Nicky Winmar for his proud display Michael Long for his relentless actions on and off the field And many more who gave enjoyment Rolliwa, Pickett, Peake, Lewis, Johnson... The list goes on We will need to keep increasing verses Hey brother A lot of our stars stayed at home And didn't venture to Victoria in the VFL days Bill Dempsey, Stephen Michael, Roger Bigney, Sonny Morey, David Kinsella were all good enough to win Tassie, Simpson, Sandover and Magarey medals. Hey brother Let's not forget our brother Glen James Who donned the all-white uniform And umpired several day and night Grand Finals Hey brother Let's continue to play footy, train hard, keep fit And be role models, not just for our people but all Australians Recent football tactics have been to flood the backline Let's just flood the AFL With new recruits.
Poem by Alan Thompson, Orbost, Victoria . Read more Aboriginal poetry.