Our Big Dream

Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people through sport and leadership

We design and facilitate programs for Indigenous young people that encourage them to chase big dreams.

We listen to young people and enable their voices to directly inform our approach.

We create culturally safe environments and allow young people to explore their identity.

Our Three Pillars


With the help of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers, psychologists and leaders we have developed a curriculum around three key pillars – Culture, Leadership and Social & Emotional Wellbeing.

Our young people build confidence in each pillar through age-based programs delivered in schools, on Country and on the sporting field.

Made by MOB

We know mob know best and self-determination is key. That’s why all of our programs are designed and delivered by mob. We listen to community, Elders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders to make sure what we do works. 


Angela Burt

Director Indigenous Leadership

Brady Cooper

Programs Manager
Yorta Yorta

Sam Bice

Programs Lead

Justin Trounson


Luke Murray

Cultural Capability Manager
Wamba Wamba / Yorta Yorta

Joel Garner

NGA Pathways



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 the Club by Wurundjeri Elders for the creation of KGI. 

Since then, KGI have contributed to the growth of over 3000 emerging Indigenous leaders through Indigenous-led and designed programming and education and that number continues to grow.

KGI helped me feel strong confident connected calm

At KGI we spend a lot of time listening to young people and the people that support them. It helps to keep us on track and make sure our programs are delivering what’s needed.

Hear what people are saying about our programs.


Young People

REAL Program

I never would have thought I would get to where I am today, KGI has given me the voice I did not know I had. I can go anywhere and KGI opened my eyes to that.


REAL Schools

To have Aboriginal role models in the space, yarning about leadership, culture, and social and emotional wellbeing, in the context of learning new things, getting outside of comfort zones and having fun, was invaluable.


Dreamtime Expo

Jayden absolutely loved the Dream Big Expo and left today with genuine sense of what he might like to do beyond school.


Hours School Programs
Youth Leaders Employed
Program Participants

Korin Gamadji Institute

We extend our deepest respect to First Peoples and Traditional Owners of the land, air and waterways where we live and work.

Korin Gamadji means ‘grow and emerge’ in Woiwurrung, the language of the Wurundjeri people. In 2011 these words were gifted to Richmond Football Club by Wurundjeri Elders, and the Korin Gamadji Institute was born.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have passed away.