About the
Tjindu Aboriginal AFL Academy

Leveraging the appeal of sport, specifically AFL, Tjindu facilitate a specialised cultural and curriculum- based program that carters to the interests and learning needs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in years 10-12.

The program invites a squad of 60 students (30 boys and 30 girls) into the Academy, where they attend a once-per-week education, cultural and football/ fitness  training day.

Students are mentored by Tjindu Foundation staff.

Students will complete either; Certificate II or III in Sport Coaching or undertake Aboriginal Studies. 

The Aboriginal AFL Academy is run in partnership with the South Australian Aboriginal Secondary Training Academy and supported by the SEDA Group (SEDA)*.


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Students will complete a Certificate III in Sport Coaching plus an Aboriginal Studies elective as part of this program.

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Students will have access to employment opportunities through  SEDA.

Program Itinerary

The Tjindu Aboriginal AFL Academy is facilitated weekly on Tuesday’s from 8:30am-3:30pm in line with the school terms for 35 weeks 

As part of the program each participating student is provided a Tjindu Foundation High Performance Training Pack including:
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Pathways to Employment

Participating students are given a range of education and employment support through SEDA as part the program including:

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Program Partners

The Tjindu Foundation thanks the following Program Partners for their support. If you are interested in partnering with the academy, please contact us.

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*Tjindu Foundation provides marketing and promotional services on behalf of SEDA relating to the recruitment of prospective students for this program.