IMAGE| Christine Ansorge
It is during NAIDOC week we recognise the positive influence and important impact foundations such as Clontarf continue to have on the Indigenous community.
CF exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander men and by doing so, equips them to participate more meaningfully in society.
Partnered with the Clotarf Foundation (CF), Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) has been able to positively impact the lives of indigenous Australians through sport as a vehicle.
In the lead up to and during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), CGA offered meaningful opportunities for Clontarf students across Australia to connect with and ways to embrace TeamAUS.
Between February and June 2018 before the Games commenced, TeamAUS athletes visited 17 Clontarf Schools around the nation. Commonwealth Games table tennis star Milly Tapper’s visit to Warnambool College and weightlifter Damon Kelly’s your through Cairns the highlights.
Triple Commonwealth Games weightlifting medallist Damon Kelly travelled north to Cairns for a trip down memory lane. Damon had the honour of carrying The Queen’s Baton through his home town of Atherton & visited the Primary School his siblings attended in Ravenshoe.
“It was really special to be apart of the community up here”