Sport and Culture Combine for Nations of Origin
More than 850 Indigenous and non-Indigenous boys and girls have converged upon the Hunter’s Raymond Terrace for the fourth annual PCYC Nations of Origin Sevens tournament.
The two-day event offers children from all over NSW the opportunity to represent their Aboriginal Nation of Origin in support of cultural diversity and Indigenous reconciliation.
Each of the 28 boys and 29 girls teams comprise of up to four non-Indigenous players.
As well as competing, all children completed educational sessions including the NRL Dream Believe Achieve Program.
NSWRL Chief Executive Officer David Trodden believes the tournament is a testament of the continued growth of Rugby League in the Indigenous communities.
“Since its inception four years ago, the PCYC Nations of Origin has gone from strength to strength and is quickly becoming the largest Aboriginal Youth event in NSW,” Trodden said.
“It’s a special tournament for these children who get to represent their Nation of Origin.”