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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin Alcohol and other drugs knowledge centre Yarning Places

New residential facility at AFL Cape York

Date posted: 30 October 2012

AFL Cape York (AFLCY) was established in 2003 with the main purpose of co-ordinating the AFL kickstart program among primary and secondary children. AFLCY staff travel to 25 Cape York and Torres Strait Island communities implementing sporting and healthy lifestyle programs at the schools.

AFLCY is presently building a new a residential facility for young men from remote Indigenous communities. The facility called Cape York House is being built in Cairns, with completion expected in 2013. Once the building project is completed, more than 40 students from Cape York, the Torres Strait and Gulf of Carpentaria will live at Cape York House and attend local public secondary schools. Manager Richard Stewart says his key aim is to improve retention rates of Indigenous students living away from home. ‘We're of the view that we can offer support, a range of sporting, cultural activities and work experience ... keep the young men active, engaged and give them a real chance of success.'

Source: AFL Cape York


AFL Cape York
PO Box 143
Manunda NT 4870
Ph: (07) 4054 5199
Fax: (07) 4054 5399


Last updated: 20 November 2012
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