In 1999, Kasey Wehrman became the first Aboriginal player from Queensland to play for the national side.
Wehrman was born in Cloncurry and came through the junior ranks in Mount Isa. After moving to Brisbane as a teenager, Wehrman’s senior career started with the Brisbane Strikers in 1995. Wehrman would go on to play for the Olyroos and the Socceroos on numerous occasions.
The above information is drawn from John Maynard’s groundbreaking book, ‘The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe: a history of Aboriginal involvement with the world game.’ See pages 90-91 for further information on Wehrman’s career.