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Boorimul a fantastic opportunity

Boorimul a fantastic opportunity

BY KATLIN MITCHELL At my home Club, Nangiloc, I have gotten used to playing on an oval that is filled mostly by Kangaroo droppings, dirt and a little bit of grass. But today, thanks to the Boorimul Program, I was able to play footy at […]

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 […]

KGI gifts Indigenous creation to the Islamic Museum of Australia

KGI gifts Indigenous creation to the Islamic Museum of Australia

A depiction of Bunjil, the Wedgetail Eagle and ancestral creator of the Kulin Nation will sit fittingly on display at the Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA) in Thornbury as a show of protection to the local Islamic Community. The painting, which was recently put together […]

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 […]

Vixens dress to showcase Indigenous culture

Vixens dress to showcase Indigenous culture

A visual representation of KGI participant Ky-ya Nicholson-Ward’s Indigenous ancestry will be on display when the Melbourne Vixens run out to play the Queensland Firebirds at the Queensland State Netball Centre on Sunday. Ky-ya, a 16-year-old Wurundjeri Dja Dja wurung woman from Melbourne was given […]

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 […]

Richmond AFL, VFL and VFLW players embrace cultural dances

Richmond AFL, VFL and VFLW players embrace cultural dances

Richmond’s visual celebrations of culture were a clear highlight of Saturday’s Dreamtime Triple Header. In an AFL and VFL first, Richmond players, Sydney Stack and Derek Eggmolesse-Smith were involved directly in the pre-game War Cries prior to their respective matches. The entire VFLW playing 23 […]

Dreamtime marks first major support for Treaty from AFL Clubs

Dreamtime marks first major support for Treaty from AFL Clubs

For 15 years Dreamtime at the ‘G has served as a celebration of Indigenous culture. Richmond, this year used the powerful platform to support the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission’s initiatives to engage the Victorian Aboriginal community in opportunities to participate in the Treaty process. The […]

Powerful youth voices celebrated at Dreamtime

Powerful youth voices celebrated at Dreamtime

Growing up in remote Western Australia, Joseph Yugumbari has lived and breathed many of the issues that are still being faced by Aboriginal people.

Behind the scenes of 2019 Dreamtime at the ‘G War Cry with KGI

Behind the scenes of 2019 Dreamtime at the ‘G War Cry with KGI

Hear from KGI Program Officer, Matt Muir, who talked about the creation of the Tigers’ Dreamtime at the ‘G War Dance. The dance which is choreographed by KGI alumni is aiming to have increased player involvement this year.

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