It is not often that international sporting events are held in the disadvantaged communities of South Africa.
But that is exactly what took place at the Khayelitsha Cricket Oval on Saturday February9, when Australian Football League South Africa hosted the first ever international Australian football game to be played in Cape Town between South Africa and the indigenous Australian Youth team.
The indigenous Australian Youth squad arrived in Cape Town on Friday February 8 on the Western Cape leg of the 2008 Indigenous Youth Series against South Africa. The Aussies proved too strong for their local opponents winning 108-38.Indigenous Youth Series was first played in 2006, when The Flying Boomerangs travelled to South Africa as part of the Qantas Kickstart Program.
The success of this tour led to the creation of the Youth Series which is to be played between the two countries every February.In 2007, a South African side travelled to Australia and played games in Darwin, Jabiru and Perth.Tweet