Korin Gamadji means ‘grow and emerge’ in Woiwurrung, the language of the Wurundjeri peoples, the Traditional Owners of the land on which Punt Road Oval is situated.
Ten years ago, these words were gifted to the Richmond Football 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.
Harnessing the agency of sport, the KGI works with like-minded partners to educate the wider community on issues of importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.