More than 60 students participated in a range of football sessions which included:
- Basic skill development
- Introduction to umpiring
- Introduction to coaching
- Modified games
As part of Kojonup DHS NAIDOC Celebrations, the Stephen Michael Foundation engaged more than 90 students through participation in traditional Aboriginal games.
To reward students from Kojonup District High School who had displayed good behaviours at school during term one, the Stephen Michael Foundation hosted 20 students and support staff for a weekend in Perth during the AFL Indigenous Round.
The special weekend culminated in the students playing at half-time of the AFL Indigenous Round Match in front of more than 50,000 spectators. The students were selected by teachers from Kojonup District High School based on their attendance and behaviour in school.
Youth Girls Football Carnival
In September 2018 the Stephen Michael Foundation coordinated a Youth Girls football carnival in Kojonup targeting girls aged 12-17 years of age. The Stephen Michael Foundation engaged girls from the local community along with girls from nearby towns including Boyup Brook, Katanning and Narrogin. More than 80 girls participated in the one day carnival and had the opportunity to meet the legend himself, Stephen Michael, and current AFLW Fremantle Dockers player Dana Hooker.
Meekatharra Cultural Exchange Camp
In November 2018, 13 students from Kojonup DHS were selected to participate in a special cultural exchange camp in Meekatharra. Students were selected by their school teachers based on attendance and behaviour during the year.
The selected students drove up to Perth where they boarded a charter flight to Meekatharra. During their time in Meekatharra the students visited a local Aboriginal community and participated in a football training session and match with local kids from the community.
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