Program Review: February

KGI launches 2022 programs alongside AFLW Indigenous Round

February showed many highlights in our return to face-to-face programming at KGI. The KGI Team returned to Wodonga and Mildura for the start of our Year 7 & 8 programming. All young mob showed great commitment and hard work, beginning their leadership journey in a fun and safe space.

The end of the month saw the Season Launch of KGI at our pre-game AFLW Indigenous Round Function. Whilst the women’s team didn’t get a win, the celebration of the round was a great success. We would like to again congratulate Channy Mitchell, on an incredible guernsey design, and cannot wait to see what her future holds.

KGI participant and emerging artist, Bri Apma Hayes, also contributed to this significant round commissioned by Richmond Football Club to create a custom piece for the cultural gift exchange.

“As part of the AFLW Indigenous round, I had the opportunity to create the artwork as part of the gift exchange! I painted an emu egg that tells the story of my connection to my family, KGI and my Community. “

Explore more of Bri’s deadly artwork here

2022 AFLW Indigenous Round guernsey artist Channy Mitchell wearing the guernsey she designed for the team.

NGA was also a great success with approximately 30 participants taking the field for some elite training sessions, and our Advanced Leadership program is in full swing, with 20 deadly mob starting their next leadership journey.

KGI Ambassador, Ethan Savage, reflected on his success in being selected for Advanced Leadership Program.

“I am feeling really lucky to be a part of KGI’s Advanced Leadership Program. It is going to be a fantastic opportunity to work and connect with other young mob, as well as upskill my professional abilities. After facing restrictions in Victoria, it will be a really special, unique chance to jump right back into a community that is so supportive of each other and bringing real blak excellence to the forefront.”