We are very grateful to have Adam Goodes as Patron for Indigenous Football Week 2020. Adam grew up playing football (soccer), but when his family moved to a small country town in Victoria with no soccer club he decided to try AFL. Following his AFL retirement in 2015, Adam has returned to football and plays with Waverley Old Boys FC’s over-35 side.
Adam is passionate about the potential of football, and sport in general, to provide pathways to improved physical and mental health, wellbeing, education, and community engagement for Indigenous children.
“Sport can be an incredible vehicle and for me, it gave me the confidence to be the person I am today. It also created the leader I am today. We need more programs, like John Moriarty Football, that are designed in community, for community and then have really clear pathways and programs that can help those kids in community follow their dreams” – Adam Goodes