Presented by Leonie Dwyer and Tui Crumpen
Academy of Sport Health & Education (ASHE)
The Academy of Sport Health & Education (ASHE) is a unique partnership between two nationally leading community controlled organisations, the Rumbalara Football Netball Club and The University of Melbourne. ASHE is a Shepparton based program with accommodation options for students outside of the Shepparton/Mooroopna area. ASHE offers the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) for Indigenous youth age 16 – 24 and other certified courses for 16 years and over. ASHE will present its Indigenous teaching and learning model which over 10 years has been designed to suit the vocational education training space. ASHE is a partnership that demonstrates the importance of having a connection between culture, wellbeing, social and economic development through its partnerships and community engagement strategies. These connections are explored and led by an experienced and dedicated majority Indigenous staffing model that maintains an education setting that leads with expertise and core Aboriginal cultural values.
Leonie Dwyer is a proud Yorta Yorta woman form Shepparton and a descendant of the James and Cooper family. Leonie currently works for the University of Melbourne’s Academy of Sport, Health & Education as the Manager located in Shepparton. ASHE is an initiative and partnerships of the University and Rumbalara Football Netball Club. Leonie has worked with indigenous youth for over 20 years mostly in engaging and inspiring youth to improved educational and employment outcomes. Leonie was educated locally in Shepparton and is also a current director on the board at the Rumbalara Co-operative.
Tui Crumpen is the Indigenous Teaching, Learning and Research Manager (Interim), with the Academy of Sport Health & Education (ASHE), a partnership between the Rumbalara Football Netball Club and The University of Melbourne. Tui is of Torres Strait Islander heritage. Tui’s mother is from Moa Island, one of 18 communities in the Torres Strait. Tui has worked for 16 years across a board spectrum of program delivery, consultancy and partnership facilitation in Indigenous affairs. Tui’s has completed Honours in Sociology and has a Masters of Health Social Science. Tui would like acknowledge her ancestors, and the Yorta Yorta community with whom she has worked for many years and on whose country she, with her family, lives.