Aboriginal people make up 11-14 percent of Australia’s rugby league and AFL teams yet make up just 3 percent of the population.

So what is it about Indigenous people that make them so good at footy?

More importantly, can the visibility of high profile Indigenous sports people help combat racism in Australia?

We spoke to John Evans, Professor of Indigenous Health Education from the University of Technology Sydney. He says that informal settings for kids to play and learn sport allow them to become more creative players, as opposed to repetitive, skill-acquisition based play.

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