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NSW VB Blues coach Laurie Daley was today (7 June) on hand to launch the fifth annual PCYC Nations of Origin Sevens tournament at Redfern’s PCYC, with more than 650 Indigenous and non-Indigenous boys and girls expected to converge upon the Hunter’s Raymond Terrace next month (12-13 July).

Daley joined PCYC Chief Executive Officer Dominic Teakle and Superintendent Phillip Flogel Commander NSW Youth Command, NSW Police and children participating in the two-day tournament, which offers children from all over NSW the opportunity to represent their Indigenous nation of origin in support of cultural diversity and Indigenous reconciliation.

The 60-participating teams consist of at least three non-Indigenous players. The children have the chance to design their own jerseys, creating more colour to what is expected to be an exciting couple of days.

NSWRL Chief Executive Officer David Trodden believes the tournament is one of many events on the NSWRL Rugby League calendar uniting Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.

“The PCYC Nations of Origin tournament is a special event which highlights the important role sport plays in promoting reconciliation,” Trodden says.

"The participants take great pride in representing their nation of origin and the tournament is a great reflection of their talent and spirit."

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