Indigenous Football Week 2019

Ground up - developing Indigenous coaches

Indigenous Football Week celebrates our Indigenous football heroes already kicking goals, and paves the way for the new stars of the future. The core of our community programs are our coaches. IFW19 Ground up - developing Indigenous coaches sets the stage for the next generation of Indigenous coaches to bring talent through and grow the world game in Australia.  


Football, it's a game changer

Some of our brighest stars come from Australia's most remote communities.

Driven by a passion and determination to give back to their brothers and sisters, dreams can become a reality through football pathways. 

Ground up - developing Indigenous coaches

Our ten John Moriarty Football coaches – 6 Indigenous and 4 non-Indigenous Australians – work as teams with children in remote and regional communities to change lives through football. Beyond football skills, they enable a different future through better nutrition, health and wellbeing. This Indigenous Football Week we put the spotlight on our coaches, the core of our community programs, to support them in providing a world class, holistic Indigenous football delivery, a powerful agent of change.


Travelling to Sydney, which for many of them is a journey of thousands of kilometres, our coaches have a packed week ahead. They will kick off with a full day session with internationally renowned sports psychologist Dr Noel Blundell to learn practical and mindfulness skills, and gain an understanding of how variable emotional intensity plays a major role in players’ performance.


Our coaches will observe a Sydney FC Academy training session in action followed by a practical workshop from Sydney FC Technical Director Kelly Cross. The Black Dog Institute will deliver a Workplace Mental Health Skills Training workshop and Dr Tugay Esgin from the University of Sydney will coach our coaches on strategies that address Indigenous health issues via nutrition and exercise.





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Crows Nest NSW 2065

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