To empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to speak and be heard
We work directly with youth, and harness the power of sport to create safe spaces for young people to work, study and live.
Creating a safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to grow and emerge
In 2011, Richmond Football Club established the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) as a centre of cultural strength and learning for Indigenous youth.
The words Korin Gamadji mean to ‘grow and emerge’ in Woiwurrung, the language of the Wurundjeri people. These words were gifted to Richmond Football Club by Wurundjeri Elders for the creation of KGI.
Since then, KGI have contributed to the growth of over 2500 emerging Indigenous leaders through Indigenous-led and designed programming and education.
100% Indigenous staff
2500+ program participants
200 employed Indigenous youth leaders
1330 hours leadership programming
600 hours school programming
Our people are the heart and soul of all we do. Our dedicated staff bring their unique stories and skills to keep us growing from strength to strength.
Meet the team behind the scenes at Korin Gamadji Institute.
Angela Burt (Palawa)
Director of Indigenous Leadership
Brady Cooper (Yorta Yorta)
Samantha Bice (Wonnarua)
Joel Garner (Mara)
Luke Murray (Yorta Yorta / Wamba Wamba)
Community Engagement Manager
Justin Trounsen (Dharug)
Community & Programs Psychologist
Indigenous Projects Executive