We run FREE sport and leadership programs for young mob

Our programs are designed and delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 13-18. Using three key pillars – cultural strength, leadership and social and emotional wellbeing – we empower young mob to navigate life with confidence and purpose.

What makes us unique?

We listen to young people and champion their voices. Our programming is self-determined and guided by what young people, their parents, carers, teachers and communities tell us they need.

Established in 2011, our strong community connections have enabled us to create safe spaces for young mob to explore belonging and identity.

Based within the Richmond Football Club, we harness the power of sport to encourage young mob to chase big dreams.

Does it work?

Our programs have helped over 3,000 young mob to find their voice and make it heard. We listen to young people in order to understand and prioritise their needs.

Designed and delivered by Indigenous researchers, psychologists and community leaders, our programs foster trust and connection.

I want to be an actor a lawyer a rapper a doctor

Our mission at KGI is to empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by helping them develop the tools to chase their big dreams


I discovered...

I discovered...

...that leaders come in many forms and that we have a responsibility to contribute to the culture and knowledge of our time

I want to...

I want to...

...help other girls go after their dreams and be their best selves, as they want it to be

I know...

I know...

...spending time with other young mob has made me feel more confident

I love...

I love...

...politics and I want to make a positive change for my community through policymaking

Want to join one of our programs?

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.