ADF Mentoring

We remain dedicated to offering career pathways to young Indigenous women from remote communities. Through our Australian Defence Force (ADF) Mentoring program - we have achieved great things.

2019 Program

We welcome new partners Goodwill Hunting Co who are currently fundraiser to support the program as it grows in 2019. 

In more good news, two of our prior participants are now playing with Essendon Bombers VFLW side - Jessica Stassi & Freda Puruntatameri.

Freda Puruntatameri, Jessica stassi


2018 Program

In 2018 the program moved to Adelaide for the Around the Campfire Cup. Eleven young Tiwi women, nominated by their schools and two leaders travel 10-14 October with the support of ADF, Sealink NT, Territory Air Services, Fly Tiwi, Cricket & Football Shop and Fitzroy Rotary Club (VIC). Activities this year focused this year on RAAF work experience and a visit to Port Power Academy.  

Our 2018 participants and leaders were Kyanne Warlapinni, Sarah Fernando, Shikira Henry, Cassius Morgan, Freda Puruntatameri, Kimberley Stassi, Martha De Santis, Mickey Mungatopi, Shenaida Bush, Julianna KerinaiuaJenna Singh-Lippo, Gladys Puruntatameri [leader] and Jessica Stassi [leader].

Read more about the trip here 2018 roundup

November 2017 Program

We traveled to Melbourne with a team of youth girls, identified by their schools as demonstrating leadership in their participation with education, cadets and local football. 

The four day experience saw them engage in activities with Indigenous females from the Defence Forces acting as mentors. Click here to discover more out about the program and their success in the Navy Daily News. 

October 2016 Program

We travelled to Victoria to participate in the inaugural Koorie Women's AFL carnival at Bendigo. Participants are mentored by Indigenous women in the forces and activities include work development skills, simulated shooting, nutrition, a visit to social enterprise Boots for All and AFL clubs Essendon & Richmond.