The KickStart Championships use football as a vehicle for participation, education and health outcomes for Indigenous participants. The week long round robin championships (Female Diversity Championships) provides a pathway into the Woomeras national program. In addition to their football development, the program provides cultural identity and leadership sessions to assist their personal development. The Championships also engages Indigenous umpires and coaches to fast-track their personal development.
The Program Experience
Shaliese Law, 2013 Kickstart participant, now playing in the AFLW for the Brisbane Lions:
My experience with the Kickstart program was really fun. I met a lot of Indigenous players not only from my state but from all across Australia whereas back in local club footy I would be the only Indigenous players on the team. I learnt a lot about culture and AFL. The Kickstart champs was where it all begun for me.