AFL Victoria’s Indigenous Program aims to use football as a vehicle to promote a healthy lifestyle in indigenous communities.
It is also driven to encourage indigenous boys and girls to take up football, and help the champions and future role models of tomorrow succeed in the AFL.
Our initiatives are designed to support indigenous footballers where ever possible from their first taste of football in the NAB Auskick Program, right through until they reach senior competitions, whether that be at the elite or community level.
With expert coaching from former AFL coach, Terry Wallace, as well as triple premiership Brisbane Lion star Chris Johnson, the participants are offered the best possible opportunity to further their development across the program. LEARN MORE
This program is about nurturing natural talent and creating young leaders in the process with a strong cultural identity.
Education is strong focus in the program with guest speakers, leadership training and cultural sessions held regularly to ensure off-field development. LEARN MORE
The program provides a high perforamnce camp that includes health and well being education sessions, while also creating an environment that allows players to build relationships with other indigenous girls in Victoria and around Australia. LEARN MORE
There have been many events run across this year with the second Indigenous State Gathering, the VACSAL State Wide Junior Carnival and the Reconciliation Cup based in Echuca. These events provide us with an opportunity to give back to the community and spread healthy lifestyle messages.
AFL Club programs
Partnerships through AFL clubs provide opportunities for many youngsters to get the AFL experience including the Lindsay Thomas Academy, Barrawarn Program and Hume lil Bombers.