Indigenous Football Week 2024

IFW24 Theme

The theme for Indigenous Football Week 2024 is ‘Breaking Barriers’.

This theme is inspired by the personal journey of John Moriarty Football‘s co-founder and first Indigenous Socceroo, Yanyuwa man John Moriarty. John’s life was changed by football and education, and they led him out of poverty.

Sport is a powerful driver for educational change. Research shows that participation in organised sport is associated with higher academic performance in numeracy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school-aged children.

JMF breaks barriers to school attendance and to improved mental and physical health. It puts children on a positive pathway so they can have a different future. 80% of surveyed educators across JMF’s 20 public schools attest to an improvement in school attendance, concentration, readiness to learn and positive behaviours on days that JMF is provided.

JMF Indigenous football scholarship holder

IFW24 Partners

We are grateful for the support from our official Indigenous Football Week 2024 partners.

IFW24 Events

IFW24 Moriarty Cup

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

IFW24 Community Gala Days

JMF hubs will be celebrating IFW24 with community gala days, featuring friendly games for our talented, young footballers.

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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.