Clontarf Aboriginal College

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Clontarf Academy

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, and self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society

The vehicle for achieving this outcome is Australian Rules. The Academy uses the existing passion that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys have for football to attract them into school and keep them there. Any male enrolled at the school is eligible to participate in the Clontarf Academy.

Using a comprehensive approach of supportive relationships, a welcoming environment, and a diverse range of activities, the students develop improved self-esteem and confidence.

Academy activities are planned within the focus areas of education, leadership, employment, healthy lifestyles, life skills and football. In order to remain in the programme, participants must continue to work at school and embrace the objectives of the Academy.

The Clontarf Academy in partnership with the school provides many opportunities for the boys to participate in camps, football carnivals and other inter Academy activities. To celebrate their graduation and completion of year 12 the boys travel interstate for a once in a lifetime experience.

The Academy works with students to ensure retention until the end of year 12 and have an expectation that the boys attend at least 80% of the time. On the completion of their schooling the boys are assisted by the Clontarf Foundation with their transition into Employment or further studies.


Clontarf Football Academy –
Daniel Southern, Academy Director.

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