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Communications Intern/Volunteer position

Are you studying in the media, marketing and communications field and looking for experience working in a culturally sensitive space at an elite sports club?

The Korin Gamadji Institute is currently seeking a Communications Intern/Volunteer who will work in the KGI and receive professional development from Richmond’s digital and media teams.

Hours and days are negotiable. Click here to view the position description.

Tigers host TAC Cup practice matches


Photo: Cameron Grimes

Nine Richmond Academy participants represented their TAC Cup clubs during a series of pre-season matches at Punt Road Oval last Saturday.

Murray Bushrangers and Bendigo Pioneers went head-to-head in three practice games, before the first-ever Youth Girls TAC Cup match was contested at Richmond’s headquarters.

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Youth Girls TAC Cup match at Punt Road Oval

History was made at Punt Road Oval last Saturday, when Richmond hosted the first-ever Youth Girls TAC Cup match.

Murray Bushrangers defeated Bendigo Pioneers in the inaugural game of the under-18 girls competition.

Photographer Cameron Grimes was on hand to capture all the action.

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Plenary Group partners with the Richmond Academy

RAP_edmRichmond’s Next Generation Academy (NGA) has received a significant boost with the establishment of a three-year partnership with Plenary Group.

Plenary is an internationally recognised public infrastructure developer and asset manager that has delivered some of Australia’s most high-profile projects.

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Richmond Academy players train with the Tigers

RA_20_2_17_mainRichmond Academy emerging talents Kobe Brown, Peter Clarke and Derek Smith joined in a Tigers’ training session during the Club’s visit to Mildura for the 2017 Australia Post AFL Community Camp.

The trio trained under the watchful eye of Richmond coach Damien Hardwick at the Irymple Football Club, who was impressed by the youngsters.

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Part 1: Phase 3 REAL Program

P3_1Twenty emerging Indigenous leaders completed the first facet of the Korin Gamadji Institute’s new Phase 3 REAL Program last week.

Jordan Edwards is one of the inaugural participants and spoke about his desire to young help Indigenous youth.

“The REAL Program has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I hope I can help other young Koori kids feel the same way about these camps when I return to volunteer,” Edwards said.

Jessica Bennett is also among the inaugural cohort and like all the Phase 3 participants, she completed the first and second phases.

“My life journey has been completely changed by KGI programs,” Bennett said.

“Not only have I become more resilient, compassionate and understanding, but I have grown to become a proud and strong Aboriginal woman.”

In partnership with the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC), participants in the new Phase 3 program will complete the Centre’s accredited Certificate II in Indigenous Leadership course.

Twenty participants were selected to complete the program and they all have completed certificates, such as Business Management or Community Service, and are currently or have been employed.

Six are studying Higher Education at University.


The first of three program intensives, over the course of six months, included cultural based sessions such as a heritage walk and traditional dance, as well as leadership, health and wellbeing and active citizenship seminars.

On day three the participants had a games night with Richmond’s Next Generation Academy Program footballers. The facet also included a trip to the movies and a scavenger hunt.

The participants travelled to Richmond’s Punt Road Oval from various metropolitan and regional areas of Victoria, including Wodonga, Langwarrin, Geelong, Mildura, Heidelberg, Nathalia, Kilmore, South Morang, Ballarat, Reservoir and Echuca.

Program partners, the Victorian Electoral Commission and Culture is Life, also facilitated sessions throughout the program.

The VEC highlighted the importance of active participation in their communities and the electoral process, and Culture is Life played an important role celebrating and affirming Indigenous culture through various workshops.


GALLERY: Richmond Academy

_R164123_mainA group of emerging Indigenous and multicultural footballers returned to Richmond’s Punt Road Oval for a three-day training camp last week.

As part of the Richmond Academy, 17 young footballers covered off strength and skills sessions, nutrition, as well as game sense and goal setting.

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KGI launches third phase of REAL Program

17KGI2001_620A group of twenty young Indigenous leaders will walk through the doors of the Richmond Football Club for the inaugural phase three REAL Program today.

The Tigers’ centre for Indigenous youth, the Korin Gamadji Institute, has partnered with the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC), to expand its Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) Program to include a third phase, specifically for program alumni.

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Richmond Academy Coach Appointed

Richmond Academy screening day (12/11/16)

Damien Villarosa with Richmond Academy participants.

Damien Villarosa has been appointed Richmond Academy coach, overseeing the Club’s Next Generation Academy Program.

Villarosa joined the Tigers is 2016, as Education and Training Manager of the Richmond Institute.

His position at the Club will expand to include both the Richmond Academy and Richmond Institute roles in 2017.

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Sovereignty Exhibition

Screen Shot 2016-12-19 at 4.22.53 PMA landmark exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art features digital stories created by young Aboriginal people from Richmond’s centre for Indigenous youth, the Korin Gamadji Institute.

The exhibition ‘Sovereignty’, which opened last Friday, includes work from 10 KGI alumni and is the culmination of the creative outcomes for the Australian Research Council Linkage Project Aboriginal Young People in Victoria and Digital Storytelling (2014-2017).

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