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Stories of Indigenous Success in Australian Sport


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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

1. Indigenous Australians and Sport

2. Sport, Experience, the Body and Learning

3. The Study

Part II

4. Alvin: 'It's Our Life'

5. Max: 'Dad Wanted Me to Try a Lot of Different Sports'

6. Toby: 'Bring Your Own Flavour'

7. Carl: 'Geez-I'm Not Too Bad at This Caper'

Part II: Discussion

Part III

8. Danny: 'Rugby League's a Religion for Aboriginal People'

9 Ryan: 'Having Good Relationships with People Who Believe in You and Believe in Your Ability' 10. Bernie: 'I Knew What I Wanted and I Was Willing to Do Anything to Get It'

11. Zac: The Road Less Travelled

Part III: Discussion

Part IV: What These Stories Tell Us

Introduction to Part IV

12. Laying the Foundations of Expertise

13. Transitioning into the Culture of Professional Sport

14 Locating Learning in the Bigger Picture

15. Conclusion and Implications

About the Author

Richard Light is Professor of Sport Coaching in the College of Education, Health and Human Development at The University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

John Evans is Professor of Indigenous Health Education in the School of Sport and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

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