|The 2 Indidge Under 17's Touch Football Team 'Building leadership skills of young women' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) is an agreement providing for the funding and resources of a capacity-building program for young Indigenous women through First Contact Aboriginal Corporation for Youth.
Shared Responsibility Agreements are agreements between governments and Indigenous communities to provide discretionary funding in return for community obligations. The new arrangements developed from an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments and replace the previous ATSIC system of funding. For more information see ‘Shared Responsibility Agreement’ below.
The SRA aims to build upon and transfer the sporting successes of the young Indigenous women to other aspects of their lives through:
‘Women’s Business’ camps, allowing young women to participate in cultural and leadership activities with their mentors and women elders;
capacity building activities for both team members and their mentors, and job-ready training;
education and training scholarships, and
encouraging young women to participate in community-based mentoring and coaching clinic activities with other sporting activities.
The SRA notes that there is also an ‘expressed community desire to build a similar SRA with young men’.
‘The young Indigenous women will:
Participate in Women’s Business camps.
Abide by ‘no drug or alcohol’ rules to play on the team.
Re-engage in education and training.
Mentor other young women.
Be positive role models.
Participate in community-based mentoring and coaching clinics.
Gain their coaching certificate.’ (Indigenous Portal, November 2006).
‘The Indigenous Women mentors will:
Participate in capacity building activities.
Participate in personal development.
Both team members and mentors will undertake cultural, emotional and relationship healing activities and participate in counseling and relationship building activities.
First Contact Aboriginal Corporation for Youth will provide funding to support community activities. It will also host and coordinate the Women’s Business camps and capacity building activities for the team members and mentors.
The Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (OIPC) has proposed a contribution of $50,000 towards the women’s business camps, capacity building activities and leadership sponsorships.
The Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) has proposed a contribution of $10,000 towards uniforms, sporting equipment and coaching certificates and clinics.
The funding of the SRA is subject to the partners entering into a legally binding funding agreement
Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms
The SRA provides for feedback to all parties through a ‘Strengths, Weakness, Threats and Opportunities (SWOT)’ framework.
In addition, there is a proposed quarterly assessment by First Contact Aboriginal Corporation of the following performance indicators:
the number of coaching clinics held by participants;
the number of mothers/carers who participate in capacity/building intervention support activities;
participation numbers in leadership camps, education and training;
the number of participants in part-time employment and/or school-based apprenticeships or traineeships;
non-compliance with ‘10 Team Rules’;
the number of coaching certificates gained, and
the number of participants who complete an Individual Leadership Development Plan.
The number of participants engaged in coaching/mentoring clinics with other young people will be assessed once by the First Contact Aboriginal Corporation.
The Brisbane Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC) will meet quarterly with the First Contact Aboriginal Corporation and the 2Indidge staff to monitor the progress of the SRA.
An SRA Progress Report, outlining the progressive outcome against each agreed responsibility and performance indication will be distributed to the parties, a fortnight after each monitoring meeting.|