Renee Williams Appointed Chair of AFL Cape York Ltd

L-R Reyonce Bassani, Walter Satrick, Callum Liddy, Renee Williams, Lachlan Ngakyunkwokka, Nellie Sailor and Paulilla-May Toby. April 23, 2024 The AFL has appointed Renee Williams as the new Chair of AFL Cape York Ltd at tonight’s Annual General Meeting. The AFL thanks and congratulates John Hollander who held the role of Chair for 17 years. Renee, a proud Aboriginal […]

AFL Cape York dancers stun on Opera House stage 

November 29, 2023 The AFL Cape York House students were greeted with a guard of honour on Monday after a weekend in Sydney competing in DanceRites, Australia’s national First Nations dance competition. The competition served as the culmination of the 2023 AFL Cape York House Cultural Program, wherein students have the opportunity to explore and […]

AFL Cape York art exhibition a success

November 16, 2023 THE AFL Cape York House art exhibition on Saturday was a resounding success, drawing crowds to the Hilton Cairns and delighting the students whose work was on display. Me. The Exhibition was the secondary school boarding facility’s inaugural art exhibition, showcasing the students’ self-portraits depicting their learner identities. Aside from the scores of Cairns […]

AFL Cape York students gear up for art exhibition

November 9, 2023 THE young people of AFL Cape York House are gearing up for their art exhibition this weekend, where they will showcase self-portraits to the people of Cairns. Me. The Exhibition will open at the Hilton Cairns this Saturday, November 11, following an Acknowledgement of Country at 10 am. The AFL Cape York House […]

Art exhibition to strengthen students’ identity

November 6, 2023 AFL Cape York House students will delve into self-portraiture with an art exhibition this Saturday, 11 November. The exhibition, a free event held at the Hilton Cairns, is centred around the students capturing a point in time that examines where they are in their learner identity journey. Me. The Exhibition is a […]

Closing the education gap with Australia’s longest ocean swim

September 5, 2023 A fresh crop of athletes and tourism and sporting partners have backed Swimming the Gap 2023, as the event claims a significant Australian title. Swimming the Gap is a fundraising swim which raises funds for AFL Cape York House Foundation to help close the Indigenous education gap experienced by young people in […]

AFL Cape York House Rally to Support One of Their Own

June 2, 2023 AFL Cape York House – for Girls (AFLCYHG) has been rocked by the sudden news that one of their young students has been diagnosed with Leukaemia. In consideration of cultural reasons and at the family’s request, her name will not be disclosed. She is a 16-year-old Year 11 student from Badu Island, […]

Playing With Pride And Protection

December 6, 2022 JCU Dentistry students and staff are taking affordable dental health care from the clinic to the footy field, making custom-fitted mouthguards for 30 AFL Cape York House students. The project is supported by Healthier Smiles Community Service Grants, a joint initiative of the Australian Dental Health Foundation and Mars Wrigley Foundation. The […]

Charity Ocean Swim World First

July 22, 2022 TWO LOCALS are vying to be the world’s first women to swim the treacherous 27km Green Island to Cairns• Ocean crossing, dubbed Australia’s equivalent of the English Channel, for the charity event Swimming the Gap. The swim, which raises funds for AFL Cape York House Foundation, is one of the world’s largest […]