Melbourne Storm and Queensland State of Origin centre Will Chambers grew up in Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory.
Chambers is proud of his Indigenous background and still enjoys finding out more about his heritage.
"As I've grown older I've learned more about my identity, who I am, my family and where they all come from," Chambers said ahead of Round 10 of the NRL Telstra Premiership, which is Indigenous Round.
"It's something that I hope to pass on to my children when they grow up."
The 27-year-old has come a long way from a modest introduction to rugby league.
"Growing up in the Northern Territory was a bit different. Rugby league wasn't a big game up there, there was a lot of AFL," Chambers said.
"We didn't have enough kids in the community and town where I lived, so when we used to go to school carnivals we used to borrow the kids who didn't make other schools.
"Now to represent the Territory and to be doing my little part for the community up there is something that I honour and try to give back."
Chambers has represented the Indigenous All Stars and the Australian Kangaroos and wants to use his profile to promote Indigenous culture encourage young Australians.
"In the off-season I try to get back home and maybe take a few of the boys from the Storm up there to show them a bit of where I grew up," he said.
"The legacy I'd like to leave is to inspire young kids, back at home or anywhere in Australia, to have a go and enjoy it."