The first Australian Indigenous Football Championships will be played in Logan, south of Brisbane, from November 8-10 with grassroots men’s and women’s teams from across Australia expected to compete.
The best players from the tournament will be contenders for new national men’s and women’s Indigenous teams, which are hoped to play international matches against Indigenous teams from countries such as Fiji or Canada from next year.
The new league is being formed by Football Brisbane’s Indigenous ambassador Ramone Close, who has played competitively overseas, and co-founder Lawrence Gilbert, who believe it will provide a pathway for Indigenous players to reach elite levels.
The championships are being held in partnership with Football Brisbane.
All details can be found at Australian Indigenous Football Championships