The Santos Aboriginal Power Cup is an education-based strategy that uses Australian Rules Football to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary school students in their education and workforce pathways.
The program is delivered in partnership with the South Australian Aboriginal Secondary Training Academy (SAASTA) with direct alignment to the South Australian School Curriculum.
With a competitive football carnival held as its centrepiece, the program focuses on engaging young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in positive lifestyle choices, personal identity, exercise, career, lifestyle and Aboriginal culture.
Delivered during Reconciliation week, the carnival aligns with the AFL’s Sir Doug Nicholls Round which sees the AFL community celebrate and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their contribution to Australian Football.
To be eligible to attend the carnival, students must meet the 80% minimum school attendance requirement and rank highly in both the academic and behavioural components of the program.
The Santos Aboriginal Power Cup is the longest running joint education and AFL community program for Aboriginal students in the Australian professional sports industry.
Direct enquiries to Community Programs Manager – Aboriginal, Braedon Talbot via firstname.lastname@example.org