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Celebrating women in sport

KGI group shot (002)Richmond Football Club continues to celebrate, empower and support women in sport, recently hosting a morning tea to launch the 2017 Lagunta Sister’s Netball Program.

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.

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Laguntas program

On-field performance doesn’t solely define a great football player or team – what they do off the field is just as important.

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Tandem to support Indigenous programming

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.

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Tahlia Biggs wins Ricci Marks Award

Ricci-Marks-Award-recipients-2017_R2Korin Gamadji Institute program coordinator Tahlia Biggs has been recognised for her commitment and compassion to make a difference within the Aboriginal community.

Biggs was a joint-winner of this year’s Ricci Marks award, formerly the Aboriginal Young Achievers Awards.

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Laguntas v Jim Sytnes Squad photo gallery

The best images from Laguntas v Jim Stynes Squad match at the Swinburne Centre, Punt Road Oval on Saturday, May 27. Photos: Cameron Grimes


Laguntas squad named

Laguntas_260517Seven Richmond Academy participants have been selected in the 25-player Laguntas squad, to play the Jim Stynes squad at Punt Road Oval this Saturday.

In its fifth year, the Laguntas program provides an alternate talent pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander footballers aged between 15 and 18.

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Story behind the Richmond War Cry

1_10EsRi16AT02129“This is larger than footy.” – Jordan Edwards, Dreamtime dancer, (Gunditjmara, Wathaurong, Arrente)

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.

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Building a better future with Probuild

Probuild_350A commitment to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth will be the cornerstone of a new three-year partnership between Richmond and national tier-one construction company Probuild.

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.

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Richmond and KGI to drive Indigenous female participation

Boorimul_620Richmond is pleased to announce the establishment of a ground-breaking program that will pave the way for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to play elite-level Australian Rules Football.

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.

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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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