Very good article, and he makes some very good points.
Edit: Come to think of it, the football team for USQ (in Toowoomba) has a few players with an African heritage. There is a growing Sudanese community in Toowoomba, and i know for certain a lot of them are talented basketball players, and i'd imagine those who are in the usq football team would be no different. So what Les says about it not being as big a culture shock for players if they moved to Aust. from Africa as it's made it, imo could be quite true.