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Young AfricaRoos dream big on the football field

Fawkner MiniRoos at training Source: SBS

With the A-League season underway, one team of under-8s in Melbourne's north is setting its sights on one day joining the nation's elite. Mostly first-generation Australians, the Fawkner MiniRoos are taking the little leagues by storm and promising a bright future for the nation in football. Abby Dinham has the story.

They are the tiny titans of their football league, undefeated this season, and they're still losing baby teeth - the Fawkner under-8s MiniRoos.

 

Most are the first of their families to be born in Australia, after their parents migrated from Eritrea, on the Horn of Africa, at least a decade ago.

 

The youngest player is just five, but their skill level has meant their coach needs to carry around their birth certificates.

 

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