Participants from the NRL School to Work program attended Canterbury Bulldogs today whom have been selected to represent the Canterbury Bulldogs at the upcoming Festival of Indigenous Rugby League celebrations to be held in Sydney.
The students who represent schools in the greater Canterbury catchment were invited to attend a tour of the Bulldog facilities and gain a little insight into the local culture of the community as well as explore the high performance training facilities of the NRL club.
The students will be part of 68 Indigenous student taking part in the Indigenous Youth Summit camp that will help to work with these selected students to promote and build the leaders of tomorrow from within the Indigenous community.
Today students, Lilly Lyons, Lilly Green, Nathan Carrol, Lachlan Signal, Harry Brotherhood & Taleah Brennan Rawlings were presented with the Clubs Polo shirts they will be wearing to represent their community region when they arrive into the youth summit. The students were spoken to by club representatives as well as a 2017 youth summit representative who came along to share her experience from last year’s youth summit.
The NRL School to Work program is a program that supports Indigenous Students in year 11 and 12 are they prepare to make the transition from school to work or further tertiary education. Support continues once school is completed, to help with this sometimes difficult and challenging time. The Bulldogs, are a foundation club of the School to Work program and along with the support of the Australian federal Government, continue to promote the positive impact that the game of Rugby League has to provide real and significant change within the Indigenous community.