The NSWRL is pleased to announce the Under-16 Koori team that has been selected to face Queensland’s Under-16 Murri team at Mudgee in 2019.
The team will be coached by Ron Gibbs and was picked from November’s Talented Aboriginal Athlete Pathway Camp (TAAP) held at the Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen.
“This is a great opportunity for the kids involved and I’m really looking forward to coaching them,” Gibbs said.
“There’s a lot of talent in this team and I’m confident that we’ll give a good account of ourselves against the Queensland Under-16 Murri team.”
NSWRL Indigenous and Community Programs Manager Kristian Heffernan added: “The indigenous community is invested heavily in the game of Rugby League and is responsible for producing some absolute superstars of the game.
“This match will be exciting for all the of the kids involved and might help unearth the next wave of talent coming through.
“It also exposes them to a high-performance environment they might not normally be involved in and is further evidence of NSWRL’s commitment to the indigenous community.”
The Under-16s Koori vs Murri game will be staged as a curtain raiser to the Charity Shield match between South Sydney Rabbitohs and St George Illawarra Dragons at Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium, Mudgee, on Saturday 2 March.
NSW Under 16s Koori (in alphabetical order):
Coach: Ron Gibbs
Fittler leads NSWRL TAAP Camp training