School Programs2020-07-13T03:12:37+00:00

Rising Leaders

The Stephen Michael Foundation Rising Leaders program utilises sport to engage, encourage and support the development of school students as leaders amongst their peers and within their communities. The program also helps students develop personal skills to manage stressful situations and regulate problematic emotions when they arise. The Rising Leaders program involves both practical and theoretical activities including:

  • Leadership and decision making
  • Emotional regulation
  • AFL coaching and umpiring
  • Football, Basketball, Netball and Cricket skill development
  • Drug and alcohol
  • Social media
  • Racism
  • Event management and work placement

For more information about the Rising Leaders program contact Liam Anthony on 0408 929 960 or

Culture Through Sport

The Stephen Michael Foundation has developed the “Culture Through Sport” program which provides school students with an opportunity to learn, appreciate and experience aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures by engaging in traditional Aboriginal games.

The Culture Through Sport program features a range of activities including:

  • Explanation and delivery of Traditional Aboriginal games
  • Vision of “Nyoongar Footy Magic” documentary series
  • Education on the significance of NAIDOC Week
  • Participation in a Traditional Aboriginal Games tournament
  • Opportunity to meet former and current AFL, AFLW and WAFL players
  • Opportunity to hear from local Aboriginal Elders
  • Train-the-trainer program for teachers and staff

For more information about the Culture Through Sport program please contact Liam Anthony on 0408 929 960 or

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