Mabiol Chol from Acacia Ridge has returned from Sydney after competing in the 2013 NAB AFL Under 16 Championships with the AFL World Team.
Coached by premiership player and former Carlton captain Anthony Koutoufides, the World Team for the first time ever claimed the Division 3 title after being undefeated in all three games.
The 2013 World Team squad showcased the skills of talented international youngsters from South Africa, England, Ireland and Denmark, as well the best upcoming AFL multicultural players from across the nation.
Born in Sudan, Chol qualified for the World Team after taking part in the National Multicultural Talent camp held in Victoria in May.
The AFL’s Kevin Sheehan, Chris Johnson, Michael Ablett and Darren Flanigan selected the final squad of 26 players.
“The World Team provides international and multicultural AFL players with elite training, personal development and AFL talent pathway opportunities,” said Anthony Koutoufides.
The World Team plays a key role in the AFL International and Multicultural growth strategy.
The World Team took part in a two-day high performance training camp from July 4 in Sydney prior to competing in the NAB AFL Championships.
The Under 16 NAB AFL Championships was played at Blacktown International Sports Park between July 6 -13, coinciding with the AFL’s Multicultural Round which celebrated ‘Many cultures. One game’.
The World Team defeated the South Pacific, The Flying Boomerangs and WA North-West teams.