Diversity Talent

What is AFLNT Diversity Talent?

Diversity talent encompasses Indigenous (Kickstart/Woomeras) and Multicultural (All Nations/Medley) programs. 

What competitions do they play in?

Prior to 2019, AFLNT Diversity talent participated in the Diversity Championships, which was a national tournament. In 2019, instead of a tournament, each state nominated players to attend week-long cultural, high-performance and leadership camp. 

When did the Diversity Talent squad first commence?


What have been some highlights?

The Northern Territory have had several athletes selected for either the Flying Boomerangs, World Team, Woomeras or the Medley squads over the years. In 2016 Michael Mummery represented the Northern Territory in the Flying Boomerangs squad and subsequently the AFL National Academy.

How do you qualify for this squad?

Both male and female Indigenous, multicultural and Torres Strait Island footballers are eligible for positions within these squads.

The Flying Boomerangs is an all-Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander AFL squad for young men aged 14 - 16. Meanwhile, the All Nations squad is comprised of the best future multicultural players Australia-wide.

The Woomeras is a female program for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged 14 - 18. The program seeks to develop the athletes in an elite environment and strengthen their leadership skills. The Medley program is the female equivalent of the World Team, and is comprised of 30 multicultural players to represent Australia.

2019 NT Woomeras and Medley (female) representatives

See more info here: https://www.aflnt.com.au/news/2019/afl-medleys-and-woomeras-leadership-program-begins-in-darwin

Woomeras - NAME REGION
J'Noemi ANDERSON ** Darwin
Jasmine BATHERN ** Alice Springs
Kyanne CAMPBELL Alice Springs
Marietta PUAUTJIMI Tiwi Islands
Georgina RANYU Katherine
medley - NAME REGION
Iesha RONBERG Darwin
Abigayle SEKITOGA Darwin

2019 NT Boomerangs and World Team (male) representatives

See more info here: https://www.aflnt.com.au/news/2019/six-territorians-named-in-rio-tinto-flying-boomerangs-and-world-team-squads

boomerangs - NAME REGION
Alwyn DAVEY ** Darwin
Jayden DAVEY Darwin
Tyrell MARTIN Alice Springs
Alonzo NELSON Gove
Jack PERIS ** Darwin
world team - NAME REGION
Xavier VALLEJO Darwin

** Any player above marked with the asterisk symbol was selected for All Stars honours (best in Australia).