Recently, I was a little disturbed that I was not called on to offer my silky skills to the newly-formed “Timor-Leste Crocs” AFL football team *. Obviously, the news of my dog bite and tree incident travels fast and they assumed I was on the injury list. The Crocs went to Bali to play in the 2008 Bali Nines competition (because 9 players fit more easily into the much smaller soccer pitch playing area).
However, I have made myself available for the next match which is coming up soon I believe here in Dili. My health insurance is paid up and I need a trip to Darwin anyway 🙂
I think the Crocs came 6th out of 9 teams and played against the elite of expat-based teams from Bali, Jakarta, Borneo, Dubai and a couple of others. The boys were extremely complimentary towards the standard of playing surface in Bali. It is a pity I don’t play too well on the bumpy surface likely here in Dili. (This is called excuse forward planning.)
Watch out for this memorable game coming up soon.
* AFL means Australian Rules football. Normally 18 players a side on thee ground at the one time.