The impact of the Santos Aboriginal Power Cup 

Learn more about the impact of the Santos Aboriginal Power Cup and hear from students about what APC means to them.

The Santos Aboriginal Power Cup is a joint initiative with the Attorney-General's Department, and is an education-based strategy that engages First Nations secondary school students in their education and career pathways with a competitive AFL carnival as its centrepiece.

Delivered in partnership with the South Australian Aboriginal Secondary Training Academy (SAASTA), the program explores and embraces Aboriginal culture and is designed to address National Closing the Gap targets aligned to health, wellbeing, education, employment and economic participation.

Delivered during Reconciliation week, the annual carnival aligns with the AFL’s Sir Doug Nicholls Round which sees the AFL community celebrate and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their contribution to Australian Football.

To be eligible to attend the carnival, students must meet the 80% minimum school attendance requirement and rank highly in both the academic and behavioural components of the program.

The Santos Aboriginal Power Cup is the longest running joint education and AFL community program for Aboriginal students in the Australian professional sports industry.

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