Indigenous Female Footballers Tour Deakin

Two of the College's students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island heritage have been welcomed alongside other female footballers to Deakin University for a tour.

Year 10 students Gigi Hooper-Birch and Stephanie Williams were among six Indigenous footballers playing for St Joseph's in the AFL Barwon women's competition, who were given a tour of Deakin's Institute of Koorie Education on Wednesday 23 May.

Gigi is from Wyndham in the Kimberley in Western Australia, and Stephanie is from Darwin and Croker Island in the Northern Territory. The visit was a chance for the girls to learn about the educational opportunities available to them beyond secondary school.

This week the College marks National Reconciliation Week with initiatives across the campuses, including a Sorry Day Service and Ngarrweerreeng Day at Junior School, a fundraiser for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation at Middle School, and a Reconciliation assembly at Senior School.

On Saturday 26 May, the College also launched a new scholarship fund dedicated to supporting the education of Indigenous students at The Geelong College. The Dr Bill Williams Tjungurrayi Scholarships are a fitting way to remember Bill (OGC 1972), who was a passionate advocate for Indigenous people. 

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