Indigenous kids get to taste serving of tennis
IAN Goolagong yesterday ventured to Darwin to take part in the Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy.
The brother of Australia’s former world No.1 player Evonne Goolagong Cawley interacted with kids in years three, four and five, engaging in social tennis clinics for three hours at Marrara Christian College.
Goolagong said the session was a great event for Indigenous kids from all parts of Australia.
“The tennis clinic provided a great opportunity for kids from all different mobs from all over the country to meet other young people,” he said.
“It gave the young people from the leadership group a responsibility and an opportunity to lead.”
The academy originated in 2014 when elders from the Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-Op approached Anglicare Victoria, asking to help address their concerns about low engagement with education amongst young people in the community
It aims to create critical change for graduates, the next generation they inspire, the communities they work in and the broader Australian society.