We are especially proud to partner Side by Side with Dardi Munwurro to deliver an Aboriginal Men’s Healing, Behaviour, and Change Program. The program is called Ngarra Jarranounith, which means “men’s healing place” in Woi Wurrung language of the Wurundjeri people.
Ngarra Jarranounith aims to break the cycle of family violence and trauma in Aboriginal families and communities around Victoria and support Aboriginal men to become leaders, role models and mentors. It builds on cultural connection as a pathway to healing and empowers Koori men to build healthy family relationships.
The 16-week program is hosted at the Magpies Community Centre at Victoria Park and the club also provides three residential properties in Melbourne. A Koori Elder is assigned to each house to give cultural support and guidance to the men in the program.
The Collingwood Football Club Foundation and the Magpies Community Team support a range of partnerships and initiatives through the Barrawarn Program (Barrawarn means Magpie in Woi Wurrung language of the Wurundjeri people.) Barrawarn operates partnerships and programs to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by providing employment and educational opportunities and tackling disadvantage through engagement and participation.
Waramungu People’s Partnership
Each year our players and staff visit remote communities in and around Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to promote health and well-being and encourage young children to participate in sport and attend school. Players from our AFL, AFLW and Netball Teams have embraced the region and its people, and competition for spots on the annual trips are hotly contested.