Junior rugby league players from across the Group 10 region are set to celebrate Indigenous culture and inclusion this weekend, with the support of the NSW Government.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has announced $5,000 from the Local Sport Grant Program for Mudgee Junior Rugby League to host an Indigenous Round at Glen Willow this Saturday, July 23.
“The Indigenous round has become a mainstay of the draw for all our major sporting codes, and I know our Indigenous players at the top level really relish the opportunity to represent their culture,” Mr Saunders said.
“It’s great to be able to support Mudgee Dragons juniors to celebrate Aboriginal culture at the grassroots level and give everyone an opportunity to recognise the contribution the region’s Indigenous players, supporters and volunteers make to the club, the sport, and the wider Mudgee community.
“I’m sure it will be a fantastic day!”
Mudgee JRLFC president Adam Cominicioli said the other teams drawn to play at Glen Willow on Saturday, as well as the club’s sponsors, were all keen to be involved.
“This grant puts our special Indigenous round jumpers on the kids backs,” Mr Cominicioli said.
“It’s our biggest day of the year, and it’s only a brand-new facility, so we’re looking forward to showing it off to the rest of Group 10.
“It’s a really big day of celebration for us.”