As part of the Northern Territory partnership, Adelaide United is committed to assisting community programs using football as the medium.
The MacDonnell Regional Council is but one entity making a difference to the lives of indigenous persons in Central Australia. It is responsible for the delivery of services to thirteen communities with Adelaide United having direct contact with Hermannsburg and Santa Teresa to date. Overall the Council employs 440 staff with 79% being indigenous.
Through Jake Quinlivan – Manager MacYouth , selected children participated in a special exhibition game at half time of the Melbourne City – United match in Alive Springs last August. The Youth Workers , Big T and Jackson, did a fantastic job of accompanying the kids to this unique experience when they visited Alice for two days. The children visited the United change rooms for autographs and met with both coaches – Adelaide’s Josep Gombau and City’s John van’t Schip.
The MacDonnell Regional Council has been in the spotlight recently through the NT Territory Tidy Towns Awards and in being successful as the State Winner for populations of 15,000 or less in the Heart Foundation Local Government Awards. The healthy initiatives included an Intercommunity Regional Girls Basketball Competition, upgraded Community Parks and tree swimming pools in Kintore, Santa Teresa and Areyonga.
Adelaide United looks forward to assisting the great work already being done.