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Moriarty Foundation

Moriarty Foundation


The Moriarty Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation created in response to direct community requests from Indigenous grandparents and parents to improve life outcomes for their children. Our founders, John Moriarty AM, the first Indigenous footballer (soccer) to be selected for Australia, and Ros Moriarty, author and business owner, established the Moriarty Foundation with a commitment to enabling families to unlock their children’s potential.  Its core programs are John Moriarty Football and Indi Kindi.

In its eighth year, John Moriarty Football (JMF) is a football engagement program for 2-16 year old boys and girls that uses sport as a vehicle to develop talent, promote positive change, improve school attendance and achieve healthier outcomes for families and communities. Over 1,000 children participate in the JMF program every week across our communities 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.

Supported by UNICEF Australia, Indi Kindi is an early years program that integrates health, wellbeing and education to give 0-5 year old Indigenous children from remote communities the best start in life and prepare them for entering school. Local Aboriginal educators implement the Indi Kindi “walking learning” outdoor teaching model, provide guidance to reduce incidences of communicable diseases, and help improve food security and nutrition.

The Moriarty Foundation’s in-depth regional, cultural and structural knowledge has led to our solid track record in the development, delivery and management of community-based programs. With your support we can continue to help families and communities unlock the potential of Indigenous children.



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Level 1, 61 Hume St


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