Martu Leadership team in Melbourne: a touch of footy for good luck

The team sat down with industry leaders from Western Bulldogs FC, BHP and the John Reid Trust to discuss different company structures and to test and compare what they had learned.

These visits provided an opportunity for the Martu Leadership team to present to various organisations, including to Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) at Melbourne’s Federation Square.

By the end of the week, the team had presented to over 400 people from five different organisations. Everyone’s confidence grew from a “nervous” beginning, to a remarkable boost!

In all cases, audiences were deeply interested in everything Martu had to say.


On the last day of the trip, the team presented to over 250 secondary school kids. One of the teachers commented afterwards that seeing Martu talk was “a career highlight for him”.

Of course, being in Melbourne meant on opportunity to go to the footy and the Western Bulldogs FC invited the team to be the guard of honour for the Bulldogs vs Richmond game.

Standing in prime position to pump-up the teams as they ran out onto the ground and through the banner was a welcome bit of time off amongst a busy, but productive, week!