Clontarf Rugby League Tournament

Erskineville Oval played host to the Clontarf Rugby League tournament on Friday, with Indigenous kids from as far as North Western New South Wales taking part.


The Clontarf Rugby League Tournament supported by Souths Cares, was an opportunity for Indigenous boys from different Clontarf Academies to come together in a shared experience with Rugby League as the vehicle.


Members of the Foundation had the opportunity to rub shoulders with Souths player and Indigenous All Star Beau Champion, as well as listening to a speech from the injured Rabbitoh about their shared heritage and difficulties that he has personally faced.


The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men, with the vehicle for the programs success being sport, in particular, Rugby League and Aussie Rules.


The Foundation uses the existing passion that Aboriginal boys have for football to attract them into school and keep them there. The programmes are delivered through a network of football academies established in partnership with local schools. Any Aboriginal male enrolled at the school is eligible to participate in the Clontarf Academy.


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