Big River Hawks
The Big River Hawks is an under-18 football club that was established in 2010. It allows young men and women from the Katherine region and surrounding communities an opportunity to play in the Darwin-based NTFL.
Being part of the Big River Hawks team is a privilege to young people in the region, and to do so there are a number of rules that players must abide by to earn their spot in the team. These include regularly attending school, completing further training or having a position in the workforce.
The Big River Hawks program has seen an increase in local school attendance, as well as an increase in local employment amongst the regions Indigenous communities.
The team helps to develop leaders within the community and offers opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in the region to integrate.
Big River Hawks Players
“I am looking forward to the mentoring role within the program, through which I’ll be able to help develop Indigenous leaders within each community we visit.”