Hawthorn Football Club partners with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Hawthorn players Jermaine Miller-Lewis and Liam Shiels will lend their sporting prowess to encourage Indigenous children from remote communities to read tomorrow at Darwin City Library as part of a new partnership with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

The new venture between Hawthorn's Indigenous Program which is proudly supported by the Epic Good Foundation will mean that more early literacy resources are delivered to more remote communities where they are needed the most.

To kick off the partnership, Jermaine and Liam will present a number of Book Buzz sets to a group of 4-6 year old students and their teachers from Milikapiti School on Melville Island (the Tiwi Islands).

"Sport is such an important part of life in many remote communities. It's wonderful to have these young footballers as role models as the kids really identify with them",said Karen Williams, Executive Director of ILF.

The event is launched at Darwin City Library, Civic Centre, 9.30am Friday February 19.

  • Posted 18 February, 2016