Former Adelaide, Sydney and Collingwood player, Tony Armstrong, has thrown his support behind the introduction of an Indigenous Hall of Fame.
It comes after AFL broadcaster Brian Taylor flagged the idea of creating an Indigenous Hall of Fame, in order to recognise the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players and officials – both past and present.
“I would be great, wouldn’t it? I’d love to see it,” Armstrong told SEN’s The Sporting Capital.
“There are some serious greats of the game but also people who have really blazed a trail for a lot of us to come through behind them.
“They may not have played as many games or achieved as many high accolades as a lot of the other people in the AFL Hall of Fame, but when you talk about the trials and tribulations that they’ve had to face along their way, you start to paint a really good picture.
“It would be a great laddering up point into more education.”
Sir Doug Nicholls Round gets underway tonight when Sydney host Collingwood at the SCG, as we celebrate and recognise Indigenous players, culture and their contribution to Australian Football.
Listen to Tony Armstrong’s chat on SEN’s The Sporting Capital with Jack Heverin in the player below