The Canberra Raiders enjoyed a visit late last week from students at the Clontarf Dubbo South Academy.
Raiders major sponsor Huawei is in a partnership with the Clontarf Foundation, that aims to increase the participation and educate young Indigenous students about the opportunities in the information technology industry.
The students had a meet and greet with the Raiders NRL squad at their team hotel, before enjoying tours of Raiders HQ and GIO Stadium. Raiders Strength & Power Coach/Nutrition, Leigh Woodbridge, was also on hand to give the students a talk about proper nutrition and the benefits of healthy eating. The group then watched the Raiders triumph over the Manly Sea Eagles in a thrilling Friday night encounter.
The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and in doing so equip them to participate meaningfully in society.
Since opening its first academy in 2000, the foundation has grown to cater for about 4,200 boys in 68 schools across Australia.