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The days have long gone when an entire school class on Groote Eylandt had one pair of football boots between them.

A Queensland organisation called Boots for One and All sent a pallet full of boots to the archipelago.

Founder Natalie Contogeorge told the ABC: “Sport is not cheap and football boots are not cheap,” Ms Contogeorge said.

“It is not a good feeling when you think your kid is going to miss out, especially when it is something so important like health and sports.”

Boots for One and All sent three small boxes of pre-loved boots to Aboriginal communities.

Last year, eight pallet loads were shipped out, including one to Groote.

The Groote Eylandt men’s team travels in six light planes every fortnight to compete 160 kilometres away in the Gove competition.