Support John Moriarty Football to change the lives of 2,200+ Indigenous kids in some of Australia's most disadvantaged communities through the power of football.

About JMF

John Moriarty Football (JMF) is Australia’s longest running and most successful Indigenous football initiative for 2-18 year olds. JMF’s transformational skills program uses football for talent and positive change – with a track record of improving school attendance and achieving resilient, healthier outcomes for some of Australia’s most remote Indigenous communities.

JMF was established Borroloola, in the remote Gulf of Carpentaria, NT in 2012. In the decade since, JMF has expanded its hubs to include Dubbo in NSW, Kuranda in QLD and Tennant Creek in NT.


Indigenous children coached by JMF each week in remote and regional communities


Public schools JMF delivers its in-school curriculum to every week


JMF Aboriginal communities across regional and remote NT, QLD and NSW

JMF Scholarships & Pathways

The JMF Scholarships and Pathways initiative provides a life-changing pathway for talented young footballers aged 10-18 years in our grassroots JMF program who show exceptional sporting ability and a desire to work hard at school.

Our scholarships support players with their education, football equipment, placement with a JMF-partnered football club and travel support. Whether it’s in their communities or at some of Sydney’s top sporting high schools, the JMF Scholarships & Pathways program changes lives.

Our Partners

We are grateful to our partners, donors and volunteers for making a difference to our children, families and communities

Indigenous Football Australia

Overseeing the strategy and expansion of Australia's most successful and longest-running Indigenous football program, John Moriarty Football.

Indigenous Football Week®

John Moriarty Football's annual initiative to unite the football community together to ensure more equitable access for Indigenous players.

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