In 2008 Russell Jeffrey articulated his vision of the Gary Dhurrkay Academy to support greater school attendance and literacy and numeracy in North East Arnhem land. Russell was given permission to use the power of Gary's name by Ms. S.D. Gurruwiwi (1955-2016) who is also an inspiration for the Academy. Russell's talk is inspiring and fresh and is the foundation vision for ongoing work to improve the literacy and numeracy of yolngu children in North East Arnhem land. He links the concept to the work of Gerard Neesham who was Gary's coach at East Fremantle and the creation of the highly successful Clontarf College.