AFL and the Indigenous Community

About the Flying Boomerangs

The Flying Boomerangs is a personal, football and leadership program that is exposed to the best training, coaching and mentoring, as well as personal development opportunities during the NAB AFL Under 16 Championships. The Boomerangs is more than a football program, it prepares the next generation of young Indigenous leaders with the skills, qualities and experiences to become positive role models in their own families and communities. 

For all participants who have been selected at the 2016 Diversity Kickstart Championships to participate in the 2016 Flying Boomerangs Program Register below


Follow the tour with Koolyn Briggs

Latest News

2013 Flying Boomerangs Squad

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The AFL is pleased to announce the 2013 Flying Boomerangs Squad [more]

Flying Boomerangs star in New Zealand

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Flying Boomerangs have returned from a 10-day tour of New Zealand[more]

Davey Sings Praises of Flying Boomerangs

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Aaron Davey wishes the Flying Boomerangs youth program had been around when he was a teenager[more]

Flying Boomerangs to Tour New Zealand

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Flying Boomerangs will visit New Zealand on a 10-day tour, departing Melbourne for Auckland on Thursday December 5[more]

Flying Boomerangs 2013

Sth Africa Tour: 25 Jan - 6 Feb

Media Coverage

In 2013, the Flying Boomerangs will travel to South Africa to play two exhibition matches with the Sth Africa Lions.

  • Monday 28 Jan: Johannesburg
  • Friday 1 Feb: Durban

The participants are 14 -15 years of age and selected from last year's KickStart Championships.

Tour Highlights

  • Apartheid Museum
  • Tour of Soweto
  • Mandela House
  • Cradle of Humankind (World Heritage Site)
  • Sun City
  • FootyWild Clinics
Flying Boomerangs War Cry

The Flying Boomerangs perform their war cry before each game.

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