Labor aiming to recruit retired AFL star Adam Goodes

The Labor Party appears to have Adam Goodes in its sights, with claims it’s trying to recruit the retired AFL star so he can run for a seat in Federal parliament.

Reports have surfaced that Northern Territory Labor Senator and Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris encouraged Goodes to consider a career in politics earlier in the year.

It’s believed Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is interested in having a meeting with the dual Brownlow medallist.


Goodes is overseas at the moment and his management say there is no plan for him to go into politics any time soon.

The AFL star only just retired from the sport in September following the Swans semi-final loss to North Melbourne.

In 2013, Goodes revealed an interest a political career after football but said he had no affinity with any particular party.

However three months before he retired, the former Australian of the year said he had changed his mind about politics: “I’m definitely not interested in party politics, definitely not interested in stepping into that arena.”

The anti-racism crusader and outspoken indigenous rights campaigner has previously said he feels strongly about the environment and education.