Djilang Program

Djilang Program
CATS CONNECT

Target group: Young people (children – young people) 

Focus area: Cultural connection

For the past 10 years the Cats have been connecting with local community and delivering an Aboriginal cultural connection program.  Originally called the Close the Gap program, it is now known as the Djilang Program.  This program leads into our Djilang match (this year scheduled for AFL Round 21 in August and TBC for season 6 of AFLW competition). 

We have respectfully consulted and listened to our Traditional Owners as well as community.  The feedback from community is that children and young people want to see their culture represented at our stadium. 

In 2021, the Djilang program will embrace the identity of Aboriginal children and young people across Geelong and the south west, and our valued partners.

Ambassadors: Brandan Parfitt, Stephanie Williams, Quinton Narkle, Nathan Kreuger, Julia Crockett-Grills

The Djilang Program is proudly supported by Barwon Water

For further information, please contact: schools@geelongcats.com.au