From Sudan to Egypt, as well as Seven Hills, western New South Wales and the northern beaches, 19-year-old Yool Yool has called many places home.
But the place closest to his heart for the aspiring rugby player is Orange, where he moved at 12 and first became involved with the sport while at Saint Stanislaus' College in Bathurst.
It was his time at Stannies and with the Orange City Lions that laid the foundations for his promising rugby union career.
"Rugby's a really big thing there at school, so I started taking it more seriously," Yool said. This year, he is one of 37 players in the 2019 NSW Waratahs academy squad.
The Waratahs head of talent management, Andrew Cleverley, says Yool, at age 19, is considered a relative "late developer" among his teammates but that hasn't deterred the winger's prospects.
"He's taken the challenges that life's thrown at him by the horns, considering he came to Australia as a four-year-old refugee and he didn't come through a traditional pathway," Cleverley said.
Yool was spotted at the Australian Rugby Under 19s tournament, where he played on the wing, scored the most tries and was the best attacking back.
"He'd been playing rugby, but no one had spotted him and said 'wow, this kid can play'," Cleverley said.
"He was probably still learning the game, but he's got blinding speed off the mark, great footwork and he's a natural finisher.
"He's just thrived in the environment. As a person as well, not just on the field. He's a very conscientious young man, he challenges himself everyday and he's great around the guys."
Yool agrees: he credits rugby with helping develop his work ethic and resilience.
"It's helped me focus on something when I didn't really have anything else to focus on," Yool said.
"I think it's given me a lot of character. I wasn't making any teams, but still kept going on ... so perseverance. I think it's helped me become who I am today."
When Yool's family moved to Melbourne during his HSC year, he opted to stay in Bathurst to complete his schooling and then moved to Sydney.
"Since moving around a lot when I was young, I've become able to cope with that and make new friends," Yool said.
He now lives and plays club rugby in Manly, where his teammates have become his surrogate family and he shares an apartment with one of them.
After making the NSW academy and Junior Wallabies extended training squad late last year, Yool represented NSW in the National Sevens championships in December.
"I was quite proud of myself, because of all the hard work I've been through," he said.
"Last year I didn't even make the NSW team, but this year I'm in the squad for Junior Wallabies. So it's a big step. As much as I've always wanted to play Wallabies, it's never actually been in my head that I could make the team."
His sights are now set on making the finals squad ahead of this year's World Rugby Under-20 Championship.
The sportsmen he looks up to range from LeBron James to Usain Bolt and Lionel Messi. He said the Sudanese-born athletes that have made their mark on Australia's sporting landscape - Thomas Deng, Awer Mabil, Aliir Aliir - were a reminder of his good fortune.
"It just shows how lucky we are to have come to Australia," he said. "I don't really want to waste the opportunity because there are others that don't have it, so that's always on my mind."
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