Talented Indigenous AFL NSW/ACT players selected in Boomerangs squad

Two outstanding Indigenous AFL players have made the Flying Boomerangs squad to compete at the NAB AFL U16 Championships on the Gold Coast in July.

Treigh Stewart (Batemans Bay Seahawks) and Che Munro (Glebe Greyhounds) recently travelled to Townsville for the National Diversity Championships as members of the AFL NSW/ACT Indigenous Kickstart team and were picked for the Boomerangs on the back of their strong performances.

It wasn’t just their ability that was taken into consideration, their school attendance and leadership capabilities were also part of the selection criteria.

The Flying Boomerangs is more than a football program, it prepares the next generation of young Indigenous leaders with the skills, qualities and experiences to become positive role models in their own families and communities.

It capped a super week for NSW/ACT as three multicultural AFL players were chosen for the World Team that will also head to the Championships.

Treigh Stewart is from the NSW South Coast and his natural talent has not gone unnoticed.

He’s already been snapped up by the GWS GIANTS Academy and hopes to excel at the NAB AFL U16 Championships.

“I’m very excited and proud of myself,” Mr Stewart said.

“My Nan and cousins were really happy for me.

“The carnival was great and it was a good experience to play against other states.”

Che Munro is based in Sydney and was surprised by his selection in the Flying Boomerangs squad.

“I knew I needed to do more this year to get noticed,” Mr Munro said.

“My family is very happy and proud of me.

“I’m going to work on my kicking and try to talk to teammates more on the field.”

For more information on Indigenous programs in NSW/ACT click here.