The first ever Sudanese-born Australian Rules footballer, 27-year-old Majak Daw migrated to Australia with his parents and eight brothers and sisters in 2003 as refugees, fleeing civil war in their native Sudan.

While attending secondary school in Melbourne’s West, Majak came to discover a natural instinct for one of his adopted country’s most cherished pastimes, Aussie Rules Football.

15 years later, Majak is a North Melbourne Football Club starting player, a 2017 AFL Multicultural Ambassador, a community advocate and a role model for many. Using his voice for good, Majak has been a supporter of NMFC’s The Huddle since the beginning; empowering young people to learn, grow and belong in their communities.