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Moriarty Foundation

Moriarty Foundation

Help us enable Aboriginal families and communities to unlock the potential of their children.

The Moriarty Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation founded by John Moriarty AM, the first Indigenous footballer (soccer) to be selected to play for Australia, and Ros Moriarty, author and business owner at the request of senior Aboriginal Law Women in Borroloola, a remote community in the Gulf of Carpentaria, NT, who wanted to see their grandchildren educated. 

Your support will help us deliver our locally-led programs that are dedicated to improving life outcomes of Indigenous children. 

Our core programs are Indi Kindi and John Moriarty Football (JMF). They are built on an in-depth, regional, cultural and structural knowledge of Indigenous communities and have a strong focus on culturally relevant teaching and connection to community and Country.

Indi Kindi is a ground-breaking early years solution integrating health, wellbeing and education to give under five year olds the best start in life and improve the global readiness of Aboriginal children entering school.

Indi Kindi reaches more than 200 children in the remote Northern Territory communities of Borroloola, Robinson River and Tennant Creek. Our local Aboriginal educators implement Indi Kindi’s innovative “Walking Learning” outdoor teaching model enabling movement, freedom and creative expression suited to the cognitive strengths of Aboriginal learners.

John Moriarty Football is a skills mastery program for 2 to 18 year olds that uses football (soccer) for talent and positive change, improving school attendance and achieving resilient, healthier outcomes in Indigenous communities.

Over 2,000 Indigenous children participate in the JMF program every week in 20 communities and 18 public schools in Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales. Including close to 150 children from Borroloola and Robinson River, two of the most remote communities in Australia. Each year we host Indigenous Football Week.

The JMF Scholarships and Pathways program provides a life-changing pathway for talented young footballers aged 10-18 years old in our grassroots JMF program who show exceptional sporting ability and a desire to work hard at school. The program’s inaugural scholarship holder Shadeene Evans has played Sydney FC in the W-League, was selected as a Young Matilda and named vice-captain and currently plays for Adelaide United in A-League Women.

We place the child at the centre, the family around the child, the community around the family and the nation around the community.


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Level 1, 61 Hume St


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