From the General Manager, May 2023

It’s been a huge start to the year for the Tjindu Foundation, with our students involved in some big opportunities and milestones, and representing themselves with pride. You may have seen earlier in the year that four Tjindu students were part of The Advertiser Teen Parliament thanks to support from our major partner RAA and […]

Tjindu makes a splash with Parnggi Yarluwar Porlar program launch

The Tjindu Foundation, in conjunction with Surf Life Saving South Australia (SLSA) and the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing will deliver a new water safety and swimming program to 200 First Nations children across the state. Parnggi Yarluwar Porlar (Water Ocean Kids) is will be delivered to children aged 7-12 from communities across the […]

Tjindu Strong back on the road

It’s been a big start to the year for the Tjindu STRONG program with Wade Thompson and I heading to the Far West Coast to deliver our programs to community schools.  It’s a long trip of about 980km from Adelaide to Yalata, where we visited our first classrooms at the Yalata Anangu School, where students […]

Meet our new Academy coaches

Tjindu Foundation Academy coach Shaun Baker.

For 2023, the Tjindu Foundation introduced a new structure to its Aboriginal AFL Academy program. As part of this new-look Academy, two new coaches were appointed to take the reins and steer our talented footballers’ on-field achievements. We’re excited to welcome Shaun Baker as the head coach of the Academy. Shaun’s been involved in footy […]

Vili’s Bakery Fundraiser returns

The Tjindu Foundation is thrilled to have the support of partner Vili’s Family Bakery during NAIDOC and Reconciliation Weeks again in 2023. As part of the initiative, proceeds from the sale of Vili’s doughnuts sold during these celebrations of our Indigenous cultures will go to the Tjindu Foundation. From 26 May – 3 June, and […]

From the General Manager

Kellie Graves, Tjindu Foundation General Manager

What a year it’s been! After just two years, the Tjindu Foundation has achieved some fantastic results for Aboriginal young people in South Australia, and we’re already looking forward to what’s ahead for 2023 (after a well-earned break over the Christmas New Year period). As we wind-down for the year, it’s a great time to […]

Academy wraps after successful 2022

The Tjindu Aboriginal AFL Academy has concluded for 2022 with a series of events and a gala awards night at the Adelaide Convention Centre (Kaurna Country). In closing the Academy for 2022, students finalised their submissions for the Stage 1 and 2 Aboriginal Studies units required for their South Australian Certificate of Education and participated […]

A strong finish for Tjindu STRONG in 2022

The first full year of the Tjindu STRONG program has been a success, with hundreds of children in remote communities participating in the Tjindu Foundation’s early and middle-years education program this year. Equipped with a new curriculum booklet developed in consultation with industry experts, the Tjindu STRONG team travelled over 7,200 kilometres to the APY […]

Community celebrates the return of Nunga U17 Next Generation Carnival

Action from the Nunga U17 Next generation Carnival.

The Nunga U17 Next Generation Football Carnival has seen Koonibba and Port Augusta win the boys’ and girls’ grand finals respectively to culminate a successful return to the carnival after a two year absence due to COVID-19. The Roosters ran through the boys’ competition undefeated, claiming victory over the All Stars – a squad consisting […]

Tjindu STRONG returns to APY Lands

The Tjindu STRONG program has returned to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara communities (the APY Lands) in Term 3, with the Tjindu Foundation’s program officers supporting the delivery of a number of other programs in these remote areas.  Rigby Barnes, Wade Thompson and Serena Waters travelled to the APY Lands to deliver the Tjindu STRONG program […]

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