The first migrants from Uruguay arrived in Australia during the 1960s, when Uruguay was experiencing a period of economic deterioration and increasing political instability. After the military seized power in 1973, an estimated 400,000 people fled Uruguay, some of whom eventually settled in Australia.
Resident Australian population born in Uruguay (2016 Census) – 8,994
Australian residents of Uruguayan descent (2016 Census) – 7,836
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 Uruguayan descent and keen to represent Uruguay, please contact us.