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Alan Sambo is Brighton footy club's indigenous relations officer. Picture: Emma Reeves d422689
Alan Sambo is Brighton footy club's indigenous relations officer. Picture: Emma Reeves d422689

ALAN Sambo is keen to see indigenous footballers take on leadership roles on and off the field.

The newly appointed indigenous liaison officer for the Brighton Seahawks said he wanted to help other players be good leaders.

‘We got at least 10 indigenous players,’ he said.

‘The youngest that we’ve got would be about 16. I would be the oldest at 29.

‘All the indigenous people who are around that area, they grew up playing football.

‘They can be leaders for their own community; they can be leaders too on and off the field.’

Sambo, who is expecting his fourth child, said he wanted people to see the club had indigenous players and that they supported the community.

This Sunday, the Seahawks play Warwick Greenwood in the Metro Football League at home at 2.30pm.

They train on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Addison Park Clubrooms in Merriwa.