Indigenous Youth Summit

Canberra Raiders were proud to have participants Meah Murray, Tjanara Flick-Booth, Riley Weeks and Joshua Standingford attend the 2018 Indigenous Youth Summit as part of the Festival of Indigenous Rugby League celebrations. Since returning from the week-long camp we have managed to catch up with Meah and Tjanara to share their experience and impact of such a cultural gathering. It is great to see the development of young leaders within the community. The students are part of the NRL School to Work program, a program which is supported by the Canberra Raiders and the Australian Federal Government. This continued support goes a long way toward helping close the gap and empower Indigenous Communities. School to Work Project Officer, Justin Church, was so proud to hear of the positive feedback he received from each of the students and the way they contributed to such a successful leadership camp. Riley Weeks current students of the School to Work program shared with us his thoughts on what the week meant to him. “The summit was such a memorable week for me. The confidence and knowledge I’ve gained by attending the Youth Summit I feel many opportunities will open up for me. I am very grateful to everyone at the National Rugby League, Mirri Mirri and the School to Work Program”.