JMF Scholarship Holder Courtese Charlie graduates

Congratulations Garrwa John Moriarty Football Scholarship Holder Courtese Charlie who celebrated her year 12 graduation during 2023 Indigenous Football Week.

Courtese started her scholarship journey at 13 when she moved from the remote NT community of Robinson River to Sydney to attend St Catherine’s School Sydney. She has shown great resilience and dedication to her education and football.

Courtese is going on to study early childcare in 2024 and will undertake work experience with Indi Kindi before she commences her studies.

Courtese is the fourth JMF Sydney Scholarship Holder to graduate high school. She is from the small remote community of Robinson River in the Gulf of Carpentaria, NT. Education outcomes in Robinson River are low. Highschool attendance by the age of 16 is around 50% and only 11% of Aboriginal adults in the community have completed year 12.

Thank you McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust for supporting Courtese’s Sydney educational journey. Thank you to Courtese’s family back home for all the support, including Aunty Susan, St Catherine’s, Louise & Phil Woods and family, and everyone who has been there for Courtese on her football and high school journey.

By supporting our young participants to attend and do well at school, John Moriarty Football is changing the lives of a generation of Indigenous kids.

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