It will be a big day for the Narooma Devils Rugby League Club at Smyth Oval, next Sunday July 15, when they celebrate the contribution of their Indigenous players in the last home game of the year against the Merimbula-Pambula Bulldogs.
The day has had strong sponsorship from Rob Skeen and the Katungul Aboriginal Corporation who have a huge interest in promoting healthy activity in Indigenous Australians.
The Indigenous round games will recognise the talents of our many Indigenous men and women, who, across First Grade, Reserve Grade, Under 18s and Ladies League Tag, comprise more than half of the registered players, three-quarters of the coaching staff and many support staff.
The ability of the Indigenous players is amazing and youngsters like Clyde and Matty Parsons, along with older players like the evergreen Merv Naylor and Charlie Nye, and exciting Ladies Tag players like Kira Campbell and Wrylka Colburn, have the crowd on their feet every week.
Special jerseys, designed by Yuin Campbell, will be worn on the day. They have been sponsored by Katungal and look fantastic.
The Indigenous dance group will perform before the First Grade match.
Because of the special additions to the day game times will change slightly. Ladies League Tag will start at 10.30am, the Under 18s at 11.30pm, the Reserves at 1pm and the Firsts at 3pm.
Welcome to Country and the dancers will be at 2pm, before the First Grade game.