Mat Fox, John Moriarty Football Head Coach-Mentor, Borroloola, NT. Getting to the remote Aboriginal communities of Borroloola and Robinson River is anything but convenient. A jaw dropping 3,220km from my…
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By supporting John Moriarty Football you are helping us create the chance for changeamongst hundreds of Aboriginal children in remote communities
Did you know?
Since its inception in 2012, John Moriarty Football’s world-class program has achieved:
91%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”Founder
John Moriarty Football gratefully acknowledges our funding partners & supporters:
Proudly supported by the Australian Government
John Moriarty Football is developed and delivered by the Moriarty Foundation, and affiliated with Balarinji
Now in its fourth year, Indigenous Football Week 2019 is shining the spotlight on the life-changing work of our local coaches across our expanding communities in remote and regional Australia.
From 2-10 November, our ten John Moriarty Football (JMF) coaches – 6 Indigenous and 4 non-Indigenous Australians travel to Sydney, which for many is a journey of thousands of kilometres. Across the week they will undertake intensive skill and game training with Football NSW and learn from internationally renowned sports psychologist Dr Noel Blundell. They will participate in mental health and nutrition workshops, and observe a Sydney FC Academy training session in action.
In line with the FFA curriculum and in collaboration with Football NSW and FFA, we thank Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers FC, and Central Coast Mariners for their training work with our local IFW19 coaches during the week.
IFW19 aims to ensure our coaches have the knowledge and tools for world class, holistic Indigenous football delivery, as powerful agents of change.
Our Board of Directors
The Moriarty Foundation 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
Found & Co-Chair
John Moriarty AM is Chairman and co-founder of Balarinji, Moriarty Foundation 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.
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 Moriarty Foundation launched in 2012. Moriarty Foundation 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 Moriarty Foundation, Yanyuwa man John Moriarty, were inducted into the Design Institute of Australia Hall of Fame.
Professor Rosita Henry
Professor Rosita Henry
Professor Rosita Henry is an anthropologist in the College of Arts, Society & Education, and a Research Fellow in The Cairns Institute, James Cook University.
Rosita has a PhD from James Cook University, and has been employed as an academic at the University since 1992. She is a Fellow of Australian Anthropological Society and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). She is a member of the World Anthropological Union and the elected Chair of the Ethics Taskforce of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA). Her research concerns relationships between people and places across Australia and the Pacific as expressed through cultural festivals, the politics of public performances, cultural heritage, material culture, land tenure conflict and the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state. Professor Henry is author of the book Performing Place, Practicing Memory: Indigenous Australians, Hippies and the State (Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2012) and co-editor of the book The Challenge of Indigenous Peoples: Spectacle or Politics? (Oxford: Bardwell Press 2011). Her most recent publications are the product of an ARC Discovery Project on ‘Objects of possession: artefact transactions in the Wet Tropics of North Queensland’. In this regard, she has co-edited the volume Transactions and Transformations: Artefacts of the Wet Tropics, North Queensland (Memoirs of the Queensland Museum (Culture) Volume 10, December 2016).
Adj. Professor Margo Neale
Adj. Professor Margo Neale
Adj. Professor Margo Neale is Head of the new Centre for Indigenous Knowledges, Senior Indigenous Curator & Principal Advisor to the Director at the National Museum of Australia. She was inaugural Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program and the Gallery of First Australians at the Museum, after previously working at the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales where she co-curated the first Indigenous gallery, and at the Queensland Art Gallery where she set up the first Indigenous Art Department and was instrumental in guiding the Australian and Pacific components of the Asia-Pacific Triennials in the 1990s.
Margo is a co-recipient of seven Australian Research Council grants in collaboration with the ANU, Monash, Yale and the University of Victoria. She has published widely across disciplines including social history, art and culture in the Asia–Pacific region, and Aboriginal Australia. She is the author, co-author or editor of 10 books including the Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture and curated major pioneering exhibitions such as Australia’s largest international solo exhibition for an Australian artist, Emily Kame Kngwarreye (2008) which was also the first national touring exhibition for an Aboriginal artist (1998), the first major national touring exhibition for urban-based artist, Lin Onus and the Vatican’s collection of Aboriginal art and artefacts for the canonization of Saint Mary McKillop. (2010). Her award-winning Songlines exhibition is going international to major venues in Europe, UK, USA and Asia.
Australia’s 40th National Team Captain; SBS television Chief Football Analyst; Sports presenter World News Australia; Former club captain Crystal Palace FC, UK; FFA Pro License Head Coach; Former Chairman, Professional Footballer’s Australia; Postgraduate Degree Football Management; Masters International Sport Management; Member, Australian Multicultural Council
Craig Foster is one of Australia’s most recognised and respected football personalities, analysts, commentators and authors. 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 Moriarty Foundation board.
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Board Member and Treasurer of NFP SciWorld Inc.
Richard gives his time to community organisations. In addition to his involvement as a board member with the Moriarty Foundation he is Board Member 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.
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