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Gilbert McAdam


Originally from Alice Springs, Gilbert McAdam had a highly successful AFL career with St Kilda Football Club, and later, the Brisbane Bears, and is the first Indigenous player to win the Magarey medal in South Australia’s SANFL competition.

A former ALF player and coach, McAdam currently works with the Academy of Sport, Health and Education in Shepparton, Victoria, as a a sports and personal development officer, and also hosted the Marngrook Footy Show on SBS 2.

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