Should be limited to remote indigenous communities and tiwi islands.I don't understand why indigenous players should be included in next generation academies.
Indigenous players have played and had pathways into the VFL/AFL for many decades now.
North Melbourne got priority access to very talented Thomas and he was drafted out of Tasmania.
Not like he was playing in some remote indigenous community and the North recruiters happened to stumble upon him was it?
I just don't get it, it's bound to be exploited by AFL clubs while some like West Coast and Fremantle seem to be better placed to benefit from it.
Suburban and even rural indigenous have all the same pathways and opportunity as non indigenous.