Goals On and Off the Field

JMF operates in the remote Indigenous communities of Borroloola and Robinson River in the Northern Territory. We bring 2-16 year old Indigenous children together through sport, promoting good health and wellbeing. We aim to make a significant difference to school attendance and healthier lifestyles, with a belief that every child deserves a safe, protected start in life.

Our story is unique amongst NGOs in Australia. We are a truly local response, embedded within the community. John Moriarty was the first Indigenous player to be selected to represent Australia. John and his son James founded JMF in 2012 to introduce a world best practice training and playing program to the supremely talented young Indigenous athletes of remote Australia. The JMF vision has created a platform of opportunity through football that encourages regular school attendance, healthier lifestyles, self-respect and community engagement.

Children living in remote indigenous Australia are the nation’s most vulnerable and need support. On every measure of life and educational parity, they fall significantly short of their rural, regional and urban counterparts. John Moriarty Football is a game changer, on and off the field.