Steve Butler from the West Australian newspaper reports on former West Coast player, Andrew Embley, having his football future rest in the past.
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Former West Coast star Andrew Embley has turned back to the game that was his life to explore a family heritage that traces through South East Asia.
Embley has accepted an invitation from AFL Asia to be the inaugural coach of an Indochina All-Stars team, with players from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Burma, the birthplace of his father Maurice.
The team will play its first match at Chonburi in Thailand on August 16 as part of the Indochina Cup, which is now in its eighth year.
The 33-year-old, who retired from the Eagles last year after 15 seasons, said he hoped to use his new football journey to learn more about his family.
He said his grandmother Clara was one of an extraordinary 21 siblings.
The 92-year-old lives in Perth, where she moved in 1964 to escape the political unrest in Burma, now also called Myanmar, when his father was just seven years old.
“I’ve always had that connection and growing up knowing the Burmese culture,” Embley said, adding he plans to visit the country soon for the first time.
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