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A Kickstart to Life: Australian Football League as a Medium for Promoting Lifeskills in Cape York Indigenous Communities

Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, The
Volume 37 (2008)

Abstract: This paper presents evidence collected from an evaluatory study of the Kickstart program conducted by Australian Football League (AFL) Cape York in far North Queensland. The aim of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of the Kickstart program in meeting its overall objective of enhancing lifeskills of Indigenous Australians through participation in AFL. Evidence collected via interviews with Indigenous youth, parents, teachers and Kickstart stakeholders (including community representatives) suggest mixed meanings surrounding the interpretation of 'lifeskills', and yet improvement in the education, attitudes and lifestyle choices of Indigenous youth in the selected Cape York communities.

To cite this article: Dinanathompson, Maree; Sellwood, Juanita and Carless, Felicity. A Kickstart to Life: Australian Football League as a Medium for Promoting Lifeskills in Cape York Indigenous Communities [online]. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, The, Vol. 37, 2008: 152-164. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=593969892601796;res=IELIND> ISSN: 1326-0111. [cited 29 Sep 16].

Personal Author: Dinanathompson, Maree; Sellwood, Juanita; Carless, Felicity; Source: Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, The, Vol. 37, 2008: 152-164 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1326-0111 Subject: Australian Football League; Interviews; Aboriginal Australians; Education--Research; Youth, Aboriginal Australian; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Senior Lecturer, School of Education, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, 4811, Australia
(2) Indigenous Lecturer, School of Education, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, 4811, Australia
(3) Senior Project Officer, Health Promotion Unit, Tropical Population Health Cairns Network, Queensland Health, Queensland, 4870, Australia

Database: Indigenous Collection