As reward for excellent attendance, engagement and performance at both school and Clontarf, four boys from Chatham (Taree, NSW), Coonamble (NSW), Trinity Bay (Cairns, QLD) and Mildura (VIC) Academies were selected to attend the NRL Indigenous Youth Leadership Summit in Melbourne in February.
The week-long experience saw the boys take part in an intensive programme of culture, education and leadership-building workshops.
The boys also had the opportunity to meet and speak with members of the NRL Indigenous All Stars team who were in town to play the Maori All Stars from New Zealand.
Trinity Bay Academy (Cairns, QLD) member Ronald Lewis, who had never visited Melbourne before, said he was very appreciative of the opportunity to see new places and make new friends.
“It was an amazing experience meeting new people with similar aspirations,” Ronald said. “It was an uplifting experience.”
Clontarf would like to thank our partner the NRL for providing such a valuable opportunity for our young men.