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Connecting with the Indigenous community to learn more about the differing cultures, lands, history and people

The Share a Yarn initiative aims to provide Australian Elite Athletes with meaningful opportunities to connect and build relationships with Indigenous communities, and learn more about the differing cultures, lands, histories, and people within them.

It aims to provide a platform for athletes to then share these learnings and advocate within the sporting community, and wider Australian community.

To Share a Yarn is to encourage collaborative, respectful, and honest communication between participants; building trust, fostering accountability, and providing a safe place to listen and learn.


Through programs like #ShareAYarn, we are committed to our reconciliation journey for all Australians. We recognise the outstanding contribution Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders have made, and continue to make to sport. We denounce racism in any form #InThisTogether.

Program outcomes


Athlete Ambassadors have increased knowledge of the traditional owners of Australia, the land, their history, and their culture


Initiative encourages and supports organisations/initiatives in the community aiming to close the gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people


Initiative encourages and supports change in the sporting system in Australia for better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Athletes


Athlete Ambassadors share learnings as a role model in the Australian community

Athlete Ambassadors

Athlete ambassadors selected for Share a Yarn are a mix of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) athletes and non-Indigenous athletes and will be involved with the initiative for a 9 month period. 
Find out more.

Share a Yarn Map

The AIS Share a Yarn Initiative presents the Share a Yarn Map as a resource for High-Performance sport; to facilitate learning, and a respect for the traditional owners of the land in which the system operates and athletes train and compete.

Share a Yarn Map


For further information about this program or opportunities to be involved please contact

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