Football Kicks Goals On And Off The Field

By supporting John Moriarty Football you are helping us create the chance for changeamongst hundreds of Aboriginal children in remote communities

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Since its inception in 2012, John Moriarty Football’s world-class program has achieved:

homepage-dyk-stat-191%of 6-16 year olds in Borroloola participate in the John Moriarty Football Program!

30% of our 12-14 year olds have been selected for representative teams!

John Moriarty Football is a renowned best practice program for 2-16 year old boys and girls in remote Australia. The unique organisation was founded by the first Indigenous player selected for Australia, John Moriarty, and his son James.

At JMF, we bring children together through sport, promoting good health and wellbeing in some of the country’s most remote regions. We support our talented young athletes to thrive and reach for their true potential to succeed at local, national and international levels of the game.

“An important part of our mission is allowing these children to become an individual with a clear vision and aspiration so they can see the future themselves”John MoriartyFounder

John Moriarty Football gratefully acknowledges our funding partners:

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John Moriarty Football is developed and delivered by The Nangala Project Ltd, and affiliated with Balarinji

About JMF

IFW 2016

Australia’s first Indigenous Football Week surpassed all our expectations, with brilliant outcomes across awareness, goodwill and financial generosity. Much needed funds were raised for the 300 remote children we support, and a great deal of interest in our work was generated. It was a genuine collaboration for real change.

With the significant funds raised, we can continue to train local coaches, provide healthy meals, and deliver more than 800 playing sessions per year for children aged 6-16. The result is that the children go to school, because they have more energy and confidence to learn.
On behalf of the entire team at John Moriarty Football and our young athletes, we want to thank you for your generous support and dedication.

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Nangala Project Board of Directors

The Nangala Project is a not-for-profit initiative with a vision to create an environment for sustainable change to benefit children and youth in remote Indigenous communities, We are different from many NGOs, in that we are in, and of the community. We embed support for daily impact

John Moriarty AM

John Moriarty AM

Founder & Co-Chair

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John Moriarty AM

Found & Co-Chair

John Moriarty AM is Chairman and co-founder of Balarinji, The Nangala Project and of John Moriarty Football.
John Moriarty began his soccer career with South Australian First Division teams Port Thistle, moving on to Port Adelaide, and to Adelaide Croatia for a summer season, before playing for Adelaide Juventus. Moriarty represented South Australia seventeen times.
John is the recipient of the Member of the Order of Australia (AM), the St Peters Citizenship Award, and the Advance Australia Award for Service to Industry and Commerce.
John’s autobiography, Saltwater Fella, was published by Penguin Books in 2000, and was Highly Commended in the Australian Human Rights Commission Literary Awards.
In 2014 John was inducted into the Australian Design Hall of Fame, and in 2015 was inducted into the Football Federation of Australia Hall of Fame.

ROS Moriarty

ROS Moriarty

Founder & Co-Chair,Managing Director

Ros Moriarty

Founder, Co-Chair and Managing Director

Ros Moriarty is Managing Director of Balarinji, a leading Australian strategy and design practice established in 1983 and Co-Founder and Managing Director of the not-for-profit Nangala Project launched in 2012. Nangala delivers remote region early literacy and children’s football (soccer) amongst Australia’s most vulnerable children.
Ros is the author of the acclaimed memoir Listening to Country, Allen & Unwin 2010, shortlisted for The Age 2010 Book of the Year, and winner, NT Year of Reading 2012.
She has also written four picture books for children, Kangaroos Hop, Ten Scared Fish, (2012) Summer Rain, and Splosh for the Billabong, (2015) all published by Allen & Unwin, all shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award (2012 & 2015), and Kangaroos Hop for the 2013 Australian Environment Awards for Children’s Literature.
Ros Moriarty is the winner of the Business and Enterprise Category of the Australia’s 100 Women of Influence Award 2015, she was inducted into the Australian Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame in 1999, and in 2012 was a finalist in the NSW Telstra Business Women’s Awards in the Business Owner category. In 2013 Ros, and her husband and co-founder of Balarinji and Nangala Project, Yanyuwa man John Moriarty, were inducted into the Design Institute of Australia Hall of Fame.

Rosita Henry

Rosita Henry

Director

Dr Rosita Henry

Director

Dr Rosita Henry is Professor of Anthropology; Head of Social Sciences, College of Arts, Society & Education; Research Fellow, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University; Author

Rosita has a PhD from James Cook University, and has been employed as an academic at the University since 1992. She is a Fellow, Australian Anthropological Society; Member, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Member of ICOMOS Pacifica; Member of International Research Network for Pacific Alternatives: Heritage & Political Innovation in Oceania; International collaborator with Barbara Glowczewski (National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) France, on the book Le Défi Indigène, Entre Spectacle et Politique (2007), recently revised and translated into English and republished by Bardwell Press, Oxford (2011); Editorial Board Member, Int. J. of Social Inquiry, Brill Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture, e-tropic; Assessor of ARC Discovery Grant applications as an International Scholar; Accreditation Committee Member of the Australian Anthropological Society (2006-2010); President of the Australian Anthropological Society (2011).

miriam-rose Ungunmerr Baumann AO

miriam-rose Ungunmerr Baumann AO

Director

Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann AO

Director

Northern Territory Educator, former Principal of St Francis Xavier School, Nauiyu, Daly River; made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to Aboriginal education and art; founder of the Miriam-Rose Foundation, empowering Indigenous youth.

Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann (AO) is an Aboriginal elder from Nauiyu (Daly River), where she served for many years as the principal of the local Catholic primary school. She is a renowned artist, writer and public speaker.

In 1975, Miriam became the Territory’s first fully qualified Aboriginal teacher, holding the position of Art Consultant with the Professional Services Branch of the Northern Territory Department of Education. During this time she visited schools throughout the Territory thus gaining the opportunity to advance her commitment to the inclusion of visual art as a part of every child’s education. In 1993 she became the Principal of one of the schools in Nauiyu. And in 2004 her abilities saw her appointed as a member of the Federal Government’s advisory body, the National Indigenous Council. Her achievements have been recognised in the awarding of an honorary PhD in Education and being made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1998

craig foster

craig foster

Director

Craig Foster

Director

SBS television Chief Football Analyst; Sports presenter World News Australia; Sun Herald Columnist; former Socceroos captain; Former club captain Crystal Palace FC, UK; FFA ‘A’ Coaching Licence; A/g Chairman, Professional Footballer’s Australia; Postgraduate Degree Football Management; Masters International Sport Management

Craig Foster is one of Australia’s most recognised and respected football personalities, analysts, commentators and authors on football. Craig is a true champion of the game, and well known for his generous support of grassroots youth football. Craig brings his passion, knowledge and extensive national and international experience and networks to the Nangala Board

richard wishart

richard wishart

Director

Richard Wishart

Director

Bachelor of Economics (Finance and Accounting); Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Richard gives his time to community organisations. In addition to his involvement as a board member with the Nangala Project he is Deputy Chairman and Treasurer of SciWorld Inc, a not-for-profit DGR with the object of promoting public science facility’s with interactive exhibitions to provide science and technology experiences for South Australian children and their families. Richard is also a Committee Member and Treasurer of the International Piano Series Incorporated.

John Moriarty Football Development Ambassadors

John Moriarty AM

John Moriarty AM

Founder & Co-Chair

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John Moriarty AM

Found & Co-Chair

John Moriarty AM is Chairman and co-founder of Balarinji, The Nangala Project and of John Moriarty Football.
John Moriarty began his soccer career with South Australian First Division teams Port Thistle, moving on to Port Adelaide, and to Adelaide Croatia for a summer season, before playing for Adelaide Juventus. Moriarty represented South Australia seventeen times.
John is the recipient of the Member of the Order of Australia (AM), the St Peters Citizenship Award, and the Advance Australia Award for Service to Industry and Commerce.
John’s autobiography, Saltwater Fella, was published by Penguin Books in 2000, and was Highly Commended in the Australian Human Rights Commission Literary Awards.
In 2014 John was inducted into the Australian Design Hall of Fame, and in 2015 was inducted into the Football Federation of Australia Hall of Fame.

craig foster

craig foster

SBS television Chief Football Analyst; Director

Craig Foster

Director

SBS television Chief Football Analyst; Sports presenter World News Australia; Sun Herald Columnist; former Socceroos captain; Former club captain Crystal Palace FC, UK; FFA ‘A’ Coaching Licence; A/g Chairman, Professional Footballer’s Australia; Postgraduate Degree Football Management; Masters International Sport Management

Craig Foster is one of Australia’s most recognised and respected football personalities, analysts, commentators and authors on football. Craig is a true champion of the game, and well known for his generous support of grassroots youth football. Craig brings his passion, knowledge and extensive national and international experience and networks to the Nangala Board

moya dodd

moya dodd

Football Federation Australia Board Member, Vice-president Asian Football Federation

Moya Dodd

Football Federation Australia Board Member, Vice-president Asian Football Federation

Moya Dodd is a former Australian Matilda’s Vice-Captain, and in 2009 was the first woman elected to the Asian Football Confederation, serving as Vice-President, Chair of its women’s committee, and Deputy Chair of its legal committee. A Partner in one of Australia’s premier law firms, Gilbert + Tobin, Moya is currently a Director of Football Australia, and a member of FIFA’s legal committee. Moya brings to John Moriarty Football her wealth of experience in business, law and international football, and a particular passion to support girls and women to succeed at all levels of the game.

Andy Harper

Andy Harper

Fox Sports Commentator, Author

Andy Harper

Fox Sports Commentator, Author

Andy Harper is an Australian football legend whose playing career was forged in the National Soccer League (NSL) for teams including Sydney City, St George, Marconi, Brisbane Strikers and the Newcastle Breakers. The inaugural Chief Executive of Sydney FC, Andy is now well known as a host, presenter and big game commentator on Fox Sports Football. The best known of a number of books written by Andy is Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters, the biography of the late, great Johnny Warren. Andy is passionate about Indigenous football and the difference John Moriarty Football can make to the game in Australia.

Alex Tobin

Alex Tobin

Football NSW State Technical Director; FFA Hall of Champions Inductee

Alex Tobin

Alex Tobin is a former Australian football (soccer) player. Tobin is the fourth-most capped player for the Australia national football team with 87 ‘A’ appearances, including 30 as captain. He made his international debut on 9 March 1988 in an Olympic qualifying match against Taiwan (3-2) in Adelaide. Alex Tobin is now Football NSW Technical Director

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