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Indigenous Sport Program

This program funds Indigenous Sport Development Officers (ISDO) who help develop sport opportunities that include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across South Australia. The ISP is funded by the Indigenous Sport and Active Recreation Program (ISARP) in partnership with the South Australian Government.

Indigenous Sport Development Officers (ISDOs)

These officers coordinate and facilitate sport and active recreation initiatives for Indigenous South Australians in metropolital, regional and remote communities across SA. They work to improve the ability of Indigenous communities to develop sustainable sport and active recreation opportunities.

Western Region

Harry Miller Jnr

Phone: (08) 8688 3306
Mobile:  0428 988 986
Email: harry.miller@sa.gov.au
Address: 73 - 75 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln SA 5606

Harry is located in Port Lincoln; his region includes Eyre Peninsula, Far West which includes the Maralinga Lands.

Northern Region

Matt Lucas

Phone: (08) 8457 1506
Mobile: 0429 681 272
Email: Matthew.Lucas@sa.gov.au
Address: 27 Valetta Road, Kidman Park SA 5025

Matt is located in Kidman Park; his region includes the Spencer Gulf, Port Pirie, Whyalla, Flinders Ranges and the APY Lands.

Coaching and Officiating Opportunities

The Indigenous Sports Program helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders obtain accredited training in coaching and officiating by subsidising costs associated with the training.

Find more information about coaching and officiating on our website.

Please call your local Indigenous Sport Development Officer for more information.

Funding Opportunities

Local Sporting Champions Grant Program

This program provides financial assistance for junior sportsmen and women towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment. Applicants must be competing at one of:

  • an official National Sporting Organisation or National Sport Organisation Disability endorsed state or national sporting competition,
  • a School Sport Australia endorsed state or national championship or
  • an international competition where the applicant is representing an official Australian team.

Find more information or fill out a Local Sporting Champions Grant application form.

Office for Recreation and Sport grants and other programs

Funding is available to help organisations and individuals to provide high quality active recreation and sport facilities, programs and activities. See Funding scholarships page.


'Yulunga' Traditional Indigenous Games

Yulunga*: Traditional Indigenous Games is a activity resource kit including over 100 traditional Indigenous games. It was created to provide all Australians with an opportunity to learn about, appreciate and experience aspects of Indigenous culture.

Yulunga is suitable for children and adults of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. It can be used in schools as an educational resource and as a guide to inclusive, structured sport within communities.

*Yulunga means playing in the language of the Kamilaroi (Gamori) people of northern-western New South Wales.

Full resource: http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/resources/indigenous/full_resource

Individual games: http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/resources/indigenous/individual_games

For further information please contact your local Indigenous Sport Development Officer.

Major Events

South Australian Aboriginal Football and Netball Carnival

This is the largest participation program of the South Australian Aboriginal sport calendar with up to 14 teams competing in football and 28 teams participating in netball during the carnival.

2017 Carnival

Date: Saturday 30 September to Sunday 1 October

Location: Kilburn Football Club, 51 Lionel Ave, Blair Athol.

For more information go to www.saafnsc.com.au or contact  your local ISDO.

South Australian Aboriginal Golf Events

Throughout the 2016/2017 financial year, the Office for Recreation and Sport, Indigenous Sports Program will be supporting four major Aboriginal Golf events across the State. They are;

  • Kenny Buckskin Memorial Golf Day
  • Matthew Rigney Memorial Golf Day
  • Alan Dodd Memorial Golf Day
  • Statewide Aboriginal Golf Championships

All venues and dates are yet to be confirmed. Watch this space for more information or contact your local ISDO.

2017 National Aboriginal & Torrens Strait Islander Golf Championships

In 2017 Golf SA will be hosting the ‘2017 National Aboriginal & Torrens Strait Islander Golf Championships’ at the Grange Golf Club.

This event will showcase junior and senior Aboriginal and Torrens Strait Islander golfing talent from all over Australia.

Date: 23 – 27 October

Location: Grange Golf Club, White Sands Drive, Grange SA

For more information go to http://www.golfsa.com.au/event-display/2017-national-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-golf-championships/10964 or contact your local ISDO.

Indigenous Courses/Events

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