The Garbutt Magpies Sporting Association began in 1955 playing cricket, AFL, rugby league, softball and vigoro. They were a powerful, cohesive and multicultural club right into the 1990s, and recently, competed successfully in the All Blacks rugby league championships.
The Garbutt Magpies Sporting Association had a great impact on the lives of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people who participated in the association. Many are today’s respected community leaders who have lived healthy, active and highly engaged lives.
Garbutt Magpies representatives act as mentors and present the following initiatives to local schools:
- A digital history of the Garbutt Magpies, and;
- A digital story of individual Garbutt Magpies members’ lives, with a focus on lifestyle, family, education, employment, health and community involvement, and;
- Support for the school staff and AFLQ staff to coach and manage school teams’ participation in the Garbutt Magpies Cup.
The Garbutt Magpies Concept