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Goal Indigenous Services (Goal IS) is a joint venture between former AFL footballer Xavier Clarke and CoreStaff NT Pty Ltd which is a subsidiary of CGH Group.

Founded in 2008 CGH Group has grown rapidly from one CoreStaff branch in Darwin to having nine branches nationally represented by 4 brands; GOAL Indigenous Services, CoreStaff, Beilby and OPRA.

GOAL IS has recently invested into the Victorian market by appointing Dean Rioli as Victorian General Manager. Dean brings a wealth of knowledge to the business, with over 12 years’ experience in recruitment, pre-employment training, mentoring, cultural awareness training, business development and developing Indigenous Engagement strategies.

Dean will work closely with clients and Indigenous communities, formulating strategies to attract, mentor and retain indigenous jobseekers, across varied industry segments.


GOAL IS recognises that the rate of Indigenous unemployment is unacceptable and is a major contributor to the other areas of social disadvantage and dysfunction within Indigenous communities.

A co-ordinated approach is needed to facilitate quality training and work ready candidates for sustainable employment.

We offer mentoring and on-going support for Indigenous job seekers to help gain employment and continue to offer support to both the Employer and Employee by coordinating pathway plans to further upskill the employee.

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Xavier Clarke is the Managing Director & Majority Shareholder of Goal Indigenous Services. A proud Larrakia and Amrreamo/Marritjavin man. A former AFL football player with St Kilda and Brisbane Lions between 2002 and 2011.

Since his playing   retirement, Xavier has worked with the AFL and the AFL Players Association (AFLPA) supporting their Indigenous engagement. He was a founding Director of the Unity Foundation which worked to provide housing and support for homeless Indigenous youth. He also sits on the AFL Indigenous Advisory Council, the   AFL Women’s Advisory Group, and is an Ambassador for White Ribbon.

Xavier is now a Development Coach at the Richmond Football Club and was part of the coaching group during the Club’s successful 2017 season where the Tigers won the AFL Grand Final.


CGH Group began in 2008 as CoreStaff Group Holdings, since then it has
grown rapidly from one branch in Darwin to 20+ branches nationally
represented by four brands; CoreStaff, Beilby Downing Teal (BDT), OPRA
Psychology Group
(OPRA) and GOAL Indigenous Services (GOAL).

The CGH Group is a leader in the Australian recruitment industry providing a range of labour, recruitment, human resources and related consulting services.

The CGH Group provides a strong foundation of expertise, experience and industry networks for Goal IS to leverage upon. 

Goal set themselves apart from all others in the recruitment sector, by taking a considered, measured and process driven approach to recruitment for both candidate and client. The team at Goal took the time to gain a detailed understanding of my expectations as well as my future career aspirations and as a result I am now in a role that I thoroughly enjoy.