Bulldogs Holden Cup player Denzel King will this weekend take part in an Aboriginal Youth leadership camp.



Denzel along with NRL Indigenous Player Welfare and Education Programs Manager, Dean Widders will travel with 14 of games future Indigenous leaders to Armidale this weekend to take part in the Lighting the Fire Aboriginal Youth Leadership Camp at the University of New England.


The Holden Cup players will join Aboriginal students from across NSW taking part in forums, discussions and sessions about leadership, history and current challenges facing Indigenous youth in Australia.


We are hoping to give our young men cultural experiences that can help them grow both on and off the field, Dean Widders said.

Dean Widders will also join Historian, Gary Foley, Former Senator, Aden Ridgeway and CEO NSW Aboriginal Land Council (ALC) Geoff Scott in facilitating the sessions across the weekend.

Many of the presenters have so much insight and I expect that the boys will be able to take away important learnings that they can also share with their club, families and communities.


Please find attending players listed below.


Jaden Clarke- Cronulla Sharks

Zane Walford- Cronulla Sharks

Kyle Saunders- Manly Sea Eagles

James Roberts- Penrith Panthers

Tyrone Peachey- Penrith Panthers

Will Smith- Penrith Panthers

Jacob Gagai- Newcastle Knights

Steve Widders- Newcastle Knights

Jaelene Feeney- Newcastle Knights

Alex Johnson- South Sydney Rabbitohs

Chris Grevsmuhl- South Sydney Rabbitohs

Shaquille Blair- Sydney Roosters

Johnathan Rueben- Sydney Roosters

Denzel King- Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs