The Clontarf Foundation commenced an Academy program at Kormilda College in 2011.
A not-for-profit organisation, the Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, self-esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so, equip them to participate more meaningfully in society.
The day-to-day activities of the program include three training sessions per week, regular AFL, rugby league and basketball games and general engagement sessions with students in the academy room. Each term, the staff run at least three camps with a view to engaging students further in the academy and the college.
During school hours, Kormilda Academy staff regularly enter the class rooms to support teachers and also take groups at various times over the course of the week to run sporting and team-building activities.
Senior students spend time with academy staff with a view to preparation for the future, building life and leadership skills and connecting with potential future employers.
While the program is aimed at Indigenous students, all Kormilda students are welcome to attend the training sessions and Clontarf staff also support the College's sport program, in particularly the school’s AFL team.