Richmond’s players visited local and remote Indigenous communities on day two of their AFL Community Camp in Alice Springs yesterday.
The Tigers were split into groups, visiting schools in the Alice Springs area, and some Northern Territory communities up to 200km away, including Santa Teresa, Papunya, Ti Tree, Alcoota and Ntaria.
The visits are part of Richmond’s Outback Tigers program which, in collaboration with Dick Smith, aims to boost school attendance and encourage healthy lifestyles.
Meanwhile, Steven Morris, Daniel Jackson, Orren Stephenson and Chris Knights visited Centralian Middle School for a leadership workshop with students and participants of the Korin Gamadji Institute’s REAL Camps.
Morris and Jackson gave a presentation to the group of students about resilience.
Richmond coaches Mark Williams and Ross Smith also took an early morning training session with the Clontarf football team. The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, self-esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so, equipping them to participate more meaningfully in society.
During the afternoon, the Richmond squad and team officials attended a Northern Territory government reception, with the Indigenous All Stars. The Hon. Matt Conlon, NT’s Minister for Sport, officially welcomed the teams to Alice Springs.
Following the reception, Richmond completed their last training session before tonight’s clash with the All Stars.