AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) along with Karen Sheldon Catering was pleased to officially open Longy’s Café today at the Michael Long Learning & Leadership Centre, Marrara.
AFL legend Michael Long was on hand to cut the ribbon of his namesake café in front of 60 guests and said he was pleased that his name had been put on a café run by two businesses who shared a common goal of inspiring, educating and improving the lives of indigenous Australians.
“It’s fantastic that this café has been opened to help increase indigenous training and education and employment outcomes and I encourage everyone to drop in and support it.’
Karen Sheldon, Director of Karen Sheldon Catering echoed Long’s sentiments saying she was honoured to be part of the initiative and hoped the café would grow into something bigger.
“We know that sport is a wonderful way of engaging people, as is food. We use food as a hook to get people in learning and training, just as the AFLNT is good at using sport to make that really big difference. These kinds of programs spreading across the Territory is simply amazing,”
AFLNT CEO Stu Totham said AFLNT were delighted to continue their strong working relationship with Karen Sheldon Catering and its programs.
“Not only does the café increase indigenous employment outcomes, there has been a real need in the Marrara Sporting Precinct to have a food outlet and service other sporting organisations, businesses and the local community and we’re happy to offer that.”
Longy’s Café is open Monday to Friday from 7:30am – 2:00pm and serves a variety of hot and cold food, coffee and other drinks, and also has take-away meals available to purchase.
Check out Longy's Cafe Facebook page HERE.