AUSTRALIA & COLOMBIA
The first indication of Colombia-born presence in Australia was documented in the 1911 Census when four Colombians were counted. Colombian migration to Australia remained negligible until the Australian Government’s assisted passage migration program was extended to Latin America countries, including Colombia, in the late 1960s. Since then, small but steady numbers of Colombians have been migrating to Australia.
Resident Australian population born in Colombia (2016) – 19,000
Australian residents of Colombian descent (2016) – 18,000
Have you ever wanted to pull on your national jumper and represent your country?
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 Colombian descent and keen to represent Austria, please join the Team Colombia Facebook group.
Playing footy in Melbourne is an awesome experience! It is the best opportunity that you have to meet new people from Australia and other countries, as well as learn a new sport. Best of all you can improve your English with new friends, and also represent your country so far from home.