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Indigenous All-Stars named

North Melbourne players Lindsay Thomas, Matt Campbell and Cruize Garlett have been included in the Qantas Indigenous All-Star squad.

Those selected in the team will play a match against the Adelaide Crows at TIO Stadium in Darwin on Saturday, February 7.

The biennial match showcases the growing Indigenous talent in the AFL. In 2009 there are 82 Indigenous players listed with AFL clubs, which represents 11 percent of the playing group and a new VFL/AFL record.

The All-Stars will be coached by Brisbane Lions’ development coach Chris Johnson. Chris commenced his coaching career with the Lions in 2008 after retiring with 264 games and three premiership medals. He is currently the only Indigenous AFL coach.

The All-Star assistant coaches will be Sydney Swans veterans Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin.

Qantas Indigenous All-Star Squad:
Jonathon Griffin (Adelaide), Graham Johncock (Adelaide), Andrew McLeod (Adelaide), Jarrahn Jacky (Adelaide), Jared Petrenko (Adelaide), Ashley McGrath (Brisbane Lions), Albert Proud (Brisbane Lions), Chris Yarran (Carlton), Andrew Lovett (Essendon), Nathan Lovett-Murray (Essendon), Nathan Djerrkura (Geelong), Mathew Stokes (Geelong), Travis Varcoe (Geelong), Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn), Cameron Stokes (Hawthorn), Aaron Davey (Melbourne), Liam Jurrah (Melbourne), Matt Campbell (North Melbourne), Lindsay Thomas (North Melbourne), Cruzie Garlett (North Melbourne), Shaun Burgoyne (Port Adelaide), Daniel Motlop (Port Adelaide), Marlon Motlop (Port Adelaide), Danyle Pearce (Port Adelaide), Raphael Clarke (St Kilda), David Wirrpanda (West Coast), Liam Bedford (West Coast), Adam Cockie (West Coast), Jarrod Harbrow (Western Bulldogs), Joshua Hill (Western Bulldogs), Malcolm Lynch (Western Bulldogs), Brennan Stack (Western Bulldogs).

The squad has been selected by three-time premiership player Darryl White, AFL PA Indigenous Program Manager Cory McGrath, AFL Indigenous Programs Manager Jason Mifsud and coach Chris Johnson.

The final team of 30 players will be selected on Wednesday, February 4