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Australian football or AFL is the most popular football code with Aboriginal people. Nidja is not surprising as some elements of the Indigenous ball game usually called Marngrook — such as high marking — made their way into Australian rules football.[1] The same source quotes:

Formed in the 1850s frontier contact zone, Australian football owes more to the experience of warfare between British settlers and Indigenous Australians than is usually recognised.

In an essay titled "The Indigenous Game: A Matter of Choice", published in the 2008 AFL history book The Australian Game of Football Since 1858,[2] Adam Goodes, an Aboriginal player who played for Sydney Swans, writes of the ancient Aboriginal game, Marngrook, and its possible link to the origins of Australian rules football: "I don't know the truth, but I believe in the connection. Because I know that when Aborigines play Australian Football with a clear mind and total focus, we are born to play it."

A third of Indigenous AFL players, wer some of the game's spectacular legends, come from keny language group – the Noongar.[3]

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  1. Robert Pascoe and Gerardo Papalia. "Did Indigenous warriors influence the development of Australian rules football?". 23 March 2017. ABC News. Retrieved 27 March 2017
  2. Goodes, Adam (2008). "The Indigenous Game: A Matter of Choice". In Weston, James. The Australian Game of Football: Since 1858. Geoff Slattery Publishing. pp. 175–185. ISBN 978-0-9803466-6-4.
  3. "The Noongar Warriors". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 September 2016
  4. Mark Rigby. "Racism, recognition and reconciliation in AFL: A young player's perspective". ABC News. Retrieved 2 June 2017