Akat Mayoum arrived in Australia as a Sudanese refugee in May 2005. He lives with his uncle, aunt and eight cousins in Derrimut, Victoria.
Akat became interested in Australian football through his primary school which was involved in the AFL Multicultural Program.
In 2009, Akat represented Mother of God Primary School in the Western Bulldogs Little League team at Etihad Stadium where he played his first ever game of Aussie Rules footy.
Through his involvement in AFL Multicultural Program camps, Akat became more and more passionate about the game and joined Deer Park Football Club late in the 2010 season.
After just three games, he was invited to trial for the Western Jets development program and has participated in this program ever since.
In 2012, Akat received the honour of being named captain of the Western Region Football League Under 16 interleague team in just his second full season of Australian football.
He attends Caroline Springs Secondary College where he participates in their elite AFL program. Recently, Akat received the great honour of being selected to represent the World XVIII at the upcoming NAB Under 16 National Championships to be held in Sydney this July.
Akat loves AFL and attributes the ease with which he has assimilated into his adopted country with his participation in the game.