Thompson, 61, a handyman at Borroloola School who played Australian football in his younger days in Tasmania, says soccer is a natural sport for Aborigines because they are so agile and swift..."I'll make a brave prediction …soccer will eventually overtake Aussie rules up here because it is a global game,"
Awesome! Check out this article about an indigenous community who have rejected that odd shaped ball for the perfectly round one, and are apparently pretty good at using it!
I have to admit that even though I like Rugby League, I'd love it if Soccer became Australia's national sport. As a country we're so good at sport, and if everyone was into it I think we'd really make it on the world scene.