Tjindu Aboriginal AFL Academy
Leveraging the appeal of Australian Football, Tjindu facilitates a specialised cultural and curriculum-based program catering to the interests and learning needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander senior school students.
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 at Tjindu HQ in Port Adelaide.
Academy completion constitutes part of the Aboriginal Studies (Stage 1 or Stage 2) or 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 and our other program partners.
Students will complete units in either Aboriginal Studies (Stage 1 or 2) or Integrated Learning Subject (Stage 1) as part of their SACE.
Students have access to employment opportunities via Tjindu Foundation program partners through career
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.
The Tjindu Aboriginal AFL Academy is facilitated weekly on Tuesdays from 8:30am-3:30pm in line with the school terms for 35 weeks.