My name is Anzac Lochowiak, I am 19 years old, was born in Alice Springs but moved to Adelaide when I was four. I then went with my family to Coober Pedy for a year before coming back to Adelaide when I was six for a better education at Rostrevor College. My family hails from 4 different Indigenous groups. These are Kaurna (Adelaide), Ramindjeri (Coorong), Yankintjara (Pitjantiatjara lands) and Narungga (Point Pearce).
I have played Australian football my whole life. I’ve participated in many State teams and carnivals and one of the highlights for me was being selected for the National Indigenous Squad, The Flying Boomerangs in 2016. I was given many great opportunities through this including flying to China in 2016 to play football at a carnival. I currently play for Sturt Football Club and am loving footy more than ever.
I am keen to teach children about my culture because I feel a lot of young kids don’t know much about Indigenous culture and would benefit from learning. I am excited to pass my knowledge on to them.