Great story, is there much of a Chinese demographic living in Adelaide? I may be ignorant or basing off incorrect perception, but in terms of associating aggregation of Chinese migrants in Australia Sydney (in particular) and Melbourne are miles ahead of the other capital cities.Sydney going the indirect route to China and having Auskick camps during the holidays for Chinese-Australian kids in Sydney's south at Hurstville Public School oval. This was announced back on 21st May (back around page 380 of this thread) when the AFL announced they would open an office in Shanghai and it would start soon after the announcement. The program went for 6 weeks - the standard Auskick program length.
MATT MA won't be the game's first Brownlow medallist of Chinese heritage. He won't even play first grade for his club side.
However, Ma, originally from the city of Liaoyang in China, is determined to play a key role in growing the game he's fallen in love with since he arrived in Australia. Ma is part of the Hurstville Dragons Auskick Program, which has been run in conjunction with the Swans in Sydney's south this year.
The program is the first of its kind and has been held at Hurstville Public School. It was heavily attended by the multicultural community with many of the participants playing Australian Football for the first time. AFL Community Ambassadors like Ma and others from the Chinese community are vital to the program's success. The final session of the month-long initiative drew a massive turnout of kids and parents recently, with Sydney stars Aliir Aliir and Nick Smith on hand to lend their expert advice. Ma said the program offers far more than a kick of the footy to the participants. "It's beneficial for the kids not only in terms of their health, but it also gets them more involved in the community, and that helps them make friends," he said.................