Komatsu and the Clontarf Foundation

Komatsu has been a proud supporter of the Clontarf Foundation and their community activities for many years, with the official partnership commencing in 2019.

Clontarf’s goal is to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and equip them to participate more meaningfully in society. They operate 148 academies across WA, NT, QLD, NSW, VIC and SA, with over 11,500 participants and over 560 dedicated staff members.

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Clontarf opened their latest academy in Kurri Kurri, in the Hunter region of NSW in August 2023. The academy has been 12 months in the making, built in the old Kurri Kurri museum, and is much needed in the area to help give local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men a place to call their own and achieve their full potential.

Komatsu’s National RTO & Technical Capability Manager, Matthew Tosolini attended the event, which was officially opened by The Hon. Meryl Swanson, Federal Member for Patterson, as well as other local dignitaries and residents.

“Our dedication to helping indigenous communities is part of our partnership with the Clontarf Foundation. We provide opportunities for work experience for their indigenous or disadvantaged students, hold mock interviews to prepare their participants for work in the industry, plus provide funding that goes to empowering young people to achieve their potential through Clontarf,” Matthew says.

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Komatsu team members also organise and participate in morning rugby league training sessions at local schools to help the students build their fitness for the Ross Kelly Cup, an annual competition organised by Clontarf where they get to represent their academy and state.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our support of Clontarf Foundation and helping these young men achieve their goals, and hopefully land roles in Komatsu and the wider industry,” said Matthew.

For more information on the Clontarf Foundation, visit