Author: Tate Spiteri

Ashlee shooting for more than on-court goals

Ashlee shooting for more than on-court goals

Ashlee Hyde dreams of “making it” in netball, so that she can represent Indigenous women and be an idol or mentor for other Indigenous youth to follow….

KGI youth shaping the future

KGI youth shaping the future

A strong passion to drive change led KGI participants and alumnus Joseph Yugumbari (18 years old), Tiara Willis (16), Abigail Rawlins-Valentine (17), Scout Payne (16) and Kayra Meric (17) to youth parliament this month. The group who come from three different states across the nation […]

Eggmolesse-Smith a role model for Academy cubs

Eggmolesse-Smith a role model for Academy cubs

Already the pin-up boy for young Indigenous footballers in the Sunraysia region, Richmond rookie Derek Eggmolesse-Smith now embodies what can be achieved through the Club’s Next Generation Academy. The 21-year-old became the first NGA Tiger to play AFL football when he debuted against Gold Coast […]

Boorimul show spirit in clash with Victoria’s elite

Boorimul show spirit in clash with Victoria’s elite

Participants of the 2019 Boorimul program were provided the unique opportunity to come together as young Indigenous women on the weekend. The football program, delivered in partnership with AFL Victoria is a three-camp installment for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female footballers. As well […]

Feeling is mutual at REAL Camp

Feeling is mutual at REAL Camp

A desire to become a better role model for his 11-year-old brother, led Ethan William Wandin to his first REAL Camp last month. Ethan, 17, admitted he had made mistakes in his formative years and fallen down traps he feared his brother also could. “I […]

Laguntas partner Jim Stynes program to open 2019

Laguntas partner Jim Stynes program to open 2019

The Korin Gamadji Institute last week assisted AFL Victoria with the delivery of a combined Laguntas and Jim Stynes Program camp. The three-day event, held at Camp Wyuna in Queenscliff, featured 47 young footballers with Indigenous and multicultural backgrounds. KGI Indigenous Community Engagement Coordinator, Luke […]

KGI helps Tarni to dance in style

KGI helps Tarni to dance in style

Tarni Jarvis walked into her first Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) Program session as a “mentally struggling” teenage girl. Disconnected and down on confidence, she was attending school just twice a week. Now as a Year 12 graduate, she is preparing to have her in […]

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