Korin gamadji

Grow & emerge

est. 2011

Woiwurrung language

Welcome to the Korin Gamadji Institute

Richmond Football Club’s institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth leadership.

We pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands on which the KGI is situated, the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation

Our Story

Korin Gamadji means ‘grow and emerge’ in Woiwurrung, the language of the Wurundjeri peoples, the Traditional Owners of the land on which Richmond Football Club is situated.

Ten years ago, these words were gifted to the Club by Wurundjeri Elders, and from here the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) emerged. Since then, the KGI has lived up to its name, contributing to the growth of more than 2000 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders.

Sitting at the heart of the Richmond Football Club, the core values of the KGI – connection, community and culture – have enabled the club and its people to also emerge as leaders of reconciliation and social justice.

Our programs

Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) Program

The REAL program is based on knowing that for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, leadership is developed through active participation in education programs, health and wellbeing experiences and connection to culture.

Being part of the REAL program gives our young people access to a range of experiences.

The REAL program is free and open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth aged 13-21.

REAL Healthy Program

Based on the knowledge that to be well, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanderyouth need to connect with their body, mind, and culture.

REAL Healthy provides access to our Aligned Leisure facilities located in Eltham, Cardinia,  Mildura, and Albury/Wodonga.

Our People

The Korin Gamadji Institute team encompasses a range of talent, experience, and cultural knowledge.

Aaron Clark


Raised in south west Victoria on Framlingham Mission, Aaron is a proud descendant from the Tjap Whurrung people of the Gunditjmara nation. 

Angela Burt

Head of Programs

A proud Palawa woman whose Country is truwana (Cape Barren Island) part of the Furneaux Islands in Bass Strait. An experienced educator and researcher

Luke Murray

Indigenous Community Engagement Manager

Luke is a proud Wamba Wamba and Yorta Yorta man from the Murray River. He has worked extensively in the Aboriginal community since 14 years of age

Our Partners

The Korin Gamadji Institute continues to grow and emerge with the support of our young people, our community, and our supporters.

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