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 who participate in the Tjindu Foundation Aboriginal AFL Academy will complete Aboriginal Studies (Stage 1 or Stage 2) or an Integrated Learning Subject (Stage 1) as part of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

The Aboriginal AFL Academy is run in partnership with the Government of South Australia’s Department for Education.

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Students will complete units in either Aboriginal Studies (Stage 1 or 2) or Integrated Learning Subject (Stage 1) as part of their SACE.

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Students have access to employment opportunities via Tjindu Foundation program partners. 

Meet our graduates

The Aboriginal AFL Academy program has supported the secondary education of students who have gone on to play Australian Football at the highest level.

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 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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