The links between Scotland and Australia stretch back to the first British expedition of the Endeavour under command of Lieutenant James Cook who was himself the son of a Scottish ploughman.
Robert McCracken emigrated from Ardwell Farm near Girvan in Ayrshire, and founded the Essendon Football Club in 1873.
According to the 2016 Australian census, 119,416 Australian residents were born in Scotland, while 2,023,474 claimed Scottish ancestry. It is the fourth most commonly nominated ancestry in Australia.
Have you ever wanted to pull on the dark blue with the famous saltire?
Playing Footy 9s gives you an opportunity to do just that! It’s a fun and exciting new sport, with both full contact (tackling) and non-contact (no tackling) options to choose from.
If you are of Scottish descent and keen to represent Scotland, please join the Team Scotland Facebook group.
Dave Bryden | Andrew McLeod | Roy Cazaly | Sean Wight | Aaron Young | Brodie Smith
Having been involved for a number of years now I can say the only thing better than mates is teammates. And throughout the years I can’t even begin to count the many teammates from many different walks of life I can count on.