IFW23 Theme

The theme for Indigenous Football Week 2023 is Li-ngambala wiji which translates to ‘community’ in Yanyuwa language as spoken by families in Borroloola, Gulf of Carpentaria, NT.

As a grassroots program, a key strength of John Moriarty Football (JMF) is how deeply we are embedded in the local communities we deliver in. Drawing on the cultural strengths of our local teams and community advisory groups, made up of local elders, Traditional Owners and community members, JMF embodies self-determination to address the extreme social disadvantage and barriers to football opportunity Indigenous players face.

JMF’s pathways from grassroots to elite football begins at the community level, by supporting talented young Indigenous footballers within their own communities to develop their football skills and do well at school.

IFW23 Patron

We are proud to announce prominent Indigenous footballer, former Socceroo and current A-Leagues Men Perth Glory player, David Williams, as the 2023 Indigenous Football Week® Patron.

“Being Patron for IFW23 is a huge honour. As one of the few professional Indigenous footballers in Australia, I believe it’s important to be a role model and help create pathways for young Indigenous players, particularly those from the bush. The work John Moriarty Football does is inspirational and I’m proud to be involved,” said Mr Williams.

IFW22 Partners

We are grateful for the support from our official Indigenous Football Week 2022 partners.

IFW23 Events

IFW23 Moriarty Cup

A football tournament that will bring together corporate teams to raise funds for the continued delivery of John Moriarty Football.

IFW23 Community Gala Days

JMF hubs will be celebrating IFW2 with community gala days, featuring friendly games for our talented, young footballers.

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*Mayamantharra in the Yanyuwa language means, “collaboration”, as spoken by families in Borroloola, Gulf of Carpentaria, NT

Wrap up of Indigenous Football Week 2023

November 7, 2023

David Williams appointed to Indigenous Football Australia Council

November 2, 2023

Indigenous Football Week 2023 celebrates the power of community to create opportunity

October 24, 2023

JMF Programs

John Moriarty Football

A skills mastery initiative for 2-18 year olds that uses football (soccer) for talent and positive change.

JMF Scholarships & Pathways

A life-changing pathway for talented young footballers aged 10-18 years in our grassroots JMF program.