Want to get involved with KGI? We offer sport and leadership programs, school workshops and special events for Indigenous young people aged 13-18.
2024 REAL programs are now open
Find out more about our programs below and register for our REAL Programs today
Leadership Programs (REAL)
On Country camps run during the school holidays where you’ll spend up to 4 days with the KGI team and other young mob. You’ll participate in a range of activities exploring leadership, wellbeing and cultural connection.
Thursday 3 October 2024 (single day only)
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people in year 7 or 8
This is the first stage in the Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) journey. This one-day, non-residential program welcomes participants to the KGI team, and introduces the three key pillars of our curriculum – leadership, culture and social and emotional wellbeing.
The program explores:
- Being an Indigenous leader within your school
- Growing your identity through community connections
- The importance of sleep and good nutrition on wellbeing
- KGI games and team-building sports
An important part of this program is connecting with other young Indigenous mob and having heaps of fun.
1 – 4 July 2024 (4 days)
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people in Year 9 or 10
This is the second stage in the Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) journey. This four-day residential program expands on learning in our three key curriculum pillars – leadership, culture and social and emotional wellbeing, and incorporates a special focus on Women’s business and Men’s business.
We offer 2 separate programs:
Tiddas program is for young Indigenous people who identify as female.
Young Fellas program is for young Indigenous people who identify as male.
Both programs are facilitated as an ‘On Country’ experience on Dhudorah Country (Albury/Wodonga).
Each program includes workshops that explore:
- Self-confidence and self-awareness
- Expressing culture through art, dance and song
Option 1: 3 – 6 April 2024 (4 days)
Option 2: 1 – 4 December 2024 (4 days)
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people in Year 11 or 12
This is the third stage in the Richmond Emerging Aboriginal Leadership (REAL) journey. This four-day residential program is the final exploration of our three key curriculum pillars – leadership, culture and social and emotional wellbeing.
- Being a young leader within your community
- Looking out for other mob
- Your rights and responsibilities as a young First Nation’s person
The program takes place in lutruwita (Tasmania). Participants will travel to Launceston, before heading to the Bay of Fires, on the north-east coast. From here, participants will complete the wukalina Walk – a four-day trek through Country owned by the palawa peoples.
Participants will camp On Country and experience bush foods, cultural activities, whilst learning local history. The camp departs and returns via Melbourne Airport. All cost are covered by KGI.
Registration is open to all young people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and are completing Year 11 or Year 12 in 2024. Spots are limited and successful applicants will be notified 4-weeks prior to the program start date.
Our team will come to your school and deliver a 2-hour workshop for Indigenous students including education, games and culture.
Delivered year-round during the school terms until bookings are exhausted
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people in years 7 – 12
School groups are invited to Richmond Football Club in the lead up to AFL & AFLW Dreamtime to learn, connect and meet some of our star players. This event is hugely popular and a highlight of the year.
An AFL 9’s cultural carnival open to school or club teams. All teams are mixed and range from U 14 to U 18.
Rioli Rookie's Clinic
AFL skills clinic held at Richmond Football Club during the school holidays for young mob aged 5 – 14. Sign up below to be notified when registrations open.
Next Generation Academy
Elite training program for talented future Indigenous and multi-cultural AFL and AFLW players who live within the Richmond NGA zone. This program is by invitation only.
KGI have been delivering Indigenous-led youth leadership programs since 2011
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