Nunga Next Gen Carnival postponed

The Tjindu Foundation has been regrettably forced to postpone the 2024 Nunga Next Generation SA Football Carnival due to unsafe temperatures. The carnival will not take place this weekend as previously scheduled, and the Tjindu Foundation will instead work with the AFL and SANFL to find a new weekend later this year to run the […]

Important Nunga Next Generation Football Carnival update

The Tjindu Foundation is closely monitoring forecast conditions of this weekend’s Nunga Next Generation Football Carnival and may have to consider cancelling the carnival. This decision will heavily depend on the impact on teams traveling from rural and remote communities. A final decision will be made by 5:00pm on Tuesday, 5th March. Currently, the fixture […]

Important information for 2024 Nunga Next Generation Football Carnival

Aboriginal footballers in a huddle at quarter time.

In 2024 the Tjindu Foundation will re-establish the Nunga Next Generation Junior Football Carnival in collaboration with the South Australian National Football League and funding support from the Australian Football League. This will be a great opportunity to facilitate a forum for SANFL/AFL Clubs to Participate in this carnival and will provide opportunities for our […]

Nunga Next Generation Football Carnival is back in March!

Action from the Nunga U17 Next generation Carnival.

The Nunga Next Generation Football Carnival will return in March 2024 with the Tjindu Foundation managing the 3-day event at Thebarton Oval from 9-11 March. The event will be supported by the AFL and SANFL, and will again provide a stage for teams from Communities and Language Groups to participate. SANFL talent scouts will also […]

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 […]

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