The Flying Boomerangs is a football development and leadership program. The participants are the best rising Indigenous talent in the nation and are given the opportunity to represent their country.
The 25 most talented Indigenous players are selected from the Kickstart Championships to participate in 2 residential camps.
The participants are exposed to elite training environments and standards to assist their transition into the mainstream talent pathway. A core component of the program is to strengthen their cultural identity.
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The Rio Tinto Woomeras program is a national female Indigenous development program which immerses participants into an elite training environment, with the aim of increasing football and personal development as well as leadership skills.
These Indigenous players are selected from the Female Diversity Championships with the objective to excel with their football ability, enhance their leadership potential and explore their cultural identity.
Participants are required to compete with their state team at the championships to be eligible for selection in the Woomeras Team.
To find our how to be involved in your state Kickstart team please contact your State’s AFL Indigenous Programs Manager.
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