Run in conjunction with Netball Victoria and in its third year, this unique and innovative program of the Korin Gamadji Institute, provides opportunities for Indigenous females through both netball and connection to culture.
On-field performance doesn’t solely define a great football player or team – what they do off the field is just as important.
Developing the next generation of resilient and culturally affirmed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders is the foundation of a new partnership between Richmond and Tandem.
Biggs was a joint-winner of this year’s Ricci Marks award, formerly the Aboriginal Young Achievers Awards.
The best images from Laguntas v Jim Stynes Squad match at the Swinburne Centre, Punt Road Oval on Saturday, May 27. Photos: Cameron Grimes
In its fifth year, the Laguntas program provides an alternate talent pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander footballers aged between 15 and 18.
History was made at last year’s Dreamtime at the ‘G match, when eighteen young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancers performed a War Cry.
In what has evolved into a tradition for the annual clash between Richmond and Essendon, a War Cry will feature in the pre-game ceremony for the 13th Dreamtime at the ‘G match this Saturday, May 27.
Probuild will work closely with Richmond’s centre for Indigenous youth, the Korin Gamadji Institute, and through the new partnership, will be a presenting partner of the highly-successful Laguntas and recently established Boorimul programs.
Delivered in partnership with AFL Victoria and VicHealth – and modelled on the highly-successful Laguntas program for males – the Boorimul program will identify and develop talented, young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) women, to not only maximise their football potential, but develop them as culturally affirmed and resilient community members.
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.