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