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The New South Wales Indigenous under 16s team recently spent time at Redfern Oval under the direction of Rabbitohs Coaching staff and players such as Chris Grevsmuhl and Issac Luke, thanks to a partnership with KARI Aboriginal Resources Incorporated.

Rabbitohs Assistant Coaches, Kurt Wrigley and Wayne Collins, both ran the side through a clinic designed to give players a taste of professional Rugby League training.

KARI CEO, Mr Paul Ralph, is pleased that the relationship with the Rabbitohs continues to grow and that opportunities such as the clinic are afforded to young Indigenous players.

“This is our fourth year with South Sydney,” Mr Ralph.

“The relationship that KARI has with South Sydney is becoming stronger and stronger.

“We’re working very closely with the Souths Cares program on a number of initiatives we think are very, very important, and I think this particular Club (the Rabbitohs) does lead the way when it comes to supporting Indigenous communities.

“I’m very, very proud of that relationship because it’s been one that’s been fostered over many years and the team are very professional, and that’s the sort of organisation we like to be involved with.”    

The Rabbitohs will this week celebrate the NRL’s Indigenous Round by wearing a specially designed Indigenous jersey, and thanks to Major Partner Crown Resort’s generosity, the KARI logo will appear on the upper chest of the strip when the side takes on Manly-Warringah tonight in Round 22.

Established in 1999, KARI Aboriginal Resources Incorporated (KARI) is an Aboriginal community service with its Head Office located in Liverpool in Sydney's South West, but has since extended its service operation to include Western Sydney and Central Sydney with offices located in both Penrith and Rosebery.

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