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Clontarf Football Academy

 

Description

The Clontarf Foundation is a not for profit organisation whose aim is to help improve the health, employment, education and life skills of Australia's teenaged male Indigenous population.

The Foundation believes that failure to experience achievement when young, coupled with a position of under privilege can lead to alienation, anger and thence to more serious consequences. As a prelude to tackling these and other issues, participants are first provided with an opportunity to succeed and hence to raise their self esteem. The vehicle for achieving this outcome is Australian Rules Football.

The Foundation's programs are delivered through a network of 36 academies, in WA, NT and Victoria, each of which operates in partnership (but independent of) a school or college. Football is used to attract teenaged Aboriginal men to school and then keep them there. In order to remain in the program, participants must continue to work at school and embrace the objectives of the Foundation. As well as delivering a football program, Academy staff (many of whom are ex- AFL players), act as mentors and trainers who address many of the negatives impacting on participants' lives.

Abstract adapted from Clontarf Foundation

Contacts

The Clontarf Aboriginal College
295 Manning Rd, Waterford
Western Australia 6152
Ph: (08) 9251 0666
Fax: (08) 9451 4988
Email: admin@clontarf.wa.edu.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Clontarf Football Academy (Waterford)
Ph: (08) 9356 9798
Fax: (08) 9356 9814
Email: pirrottina.karl@clontarf.wa.edu.au

East Kimberley Football Academy (Kununurra)
Ph: (08) 9168 4400
Fax: (08) 9169 1185

Goldfields Football Academy (Kalgoorlie)
Ph: (08) 9080 0749
Fax: (08) 9021 7050

Great Southern Football Academy (Albany)
Ph: (08) 9892 0761
Fax: (08) 9842 1514

Halls Creek Football Academy
Ph: (08) 9168 6082
Fax: (08) 9168 6203

Katherine Football Academy
Ph: (08) 8973 8200
Fax: (08) 8973 8288

Kwinana Football Academy
Ph: (08) 9411 1811
Fax: (08) 9419 2494

Midwest Football Academy (Geraldton)
Ph: (08) 9921 8063
Fax: (08) 9921 7936

Roebourne Football Academy
Ph; (08) 9182 1244
Fax: (08) 9182 1255

Seven Oaks Football Academy
Ph: (08) 9356 4900
Fax: (08) 9258 5918

South East Football Academy (Esperance)
Ph:(08) 9071 9555
Fax: (08) 9071 9556

South West Football Academy (Bunbury)
Ph: (08) 9722 2400
Fax: (08) 9795 9159

West Kimberley Football Academy (Broome)
Ph: (08) 9192 2502 ext 234
Fax: (08) 9193 5540

Yulebrook Football Academy (Maddington)
Ph: (08) 9459 5444
Fax: (08) 9493 1312

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Alice Springs Football Academy
Ph; (08) 8953 7802
Fax: (08) 8953 7802

Casaurina Football Academy
Ph: (08) 8920 1211
Fax: (08) 8920 1222

Dripstone Football Academy
Ph: (08) 8920 2299
Fax: (08) 8927 8898

Palmerston Football Academy (Darwin)
Ph: (08) 8935 0202
Fax: (08) 8932 2232

Sanderson Football Academy
Ph: (08) 8927 8899
Fax: (08) 8927 2127

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Last updated: 10 March 2014
 
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