Barrawarn is the Collingwood Football Club’s key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community program.
Collingwood is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in our community and has been operating a range of programs and initiatives over the past 20 years.
Barrawarn is the Wurundjeri word for Magpie and the program is the heart of the Collingwood Football Club’s Indigenous partnerships, programs, activities and events.
Collingwood’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) formalises the club’s commitment to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders.
All Collingwood coaches, players and staff participate in Cultural Awareness Training.
Each year Collingwood promotes the Barrawarn Program through the AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Round and designs a new guernsey to raise funds for local indigenous programs and partnerships.
Collingwood partners with Dardi Munwurro and the Victorian Government Department of Justice to deliver Ngarra Jarranounith Place, a world first residential men’s behaviour change program designed to break the alarming cycle of family violence in Indigenous communities. The club also partners with Ganbina to support education and employment programs for young Aboriginal Victorians.