Ten very special visitors all the way from the Clontarf Football Academy in Derby Western Australia joined members of the Bennelong Foundation and Bangarra Group community for lunch at Bennelong House on Friday 17th of November. A visit to Sydney, Melbourne, and Echuca is rewarded to participants of the academy who demonstrate >90% attendance at school. About half our guests today had recently completed year 12, a first in many of their families, and the rest were completing year 11. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Clontarf, about how much the Clontarf academy means to the boys and the impact the program has had on their lives.
Clontarf supports Indigenous boys through school and into further education or sustainable employment and was supported by the Bennelong Foundation in FY17.