The Sydney Roosters have launched the Club’s first-ever Reconciliation Action Plan.
The Sydney Roosters Reconciliation Action Plan forms part of the Club’s Indigenous strategy and demonstrates the Roosters’ commitment to developing and implementing engaging approaches to reconciliation and advocating it throughout the organisation.
Roosters CEO Joe Kelly said that the Club was proud to be launching its first Reconciliation Action Plan.
“Through our carefully considered business strategy for the future, the Roosters are placing an increasing emphasis on our broad community responsibilities and ensuring that we deliver meaningful and lasting outcomes across a range of community needs, and the Sydney Roosters Reconciliation Action Plan forms an integral part of this community focus,” said Kelly.
“This Reconciliation Action Plan sets out a number of initiatives which both formalises our commitment to Australia’s First People and enables us to continue to develop and expand on our existing community programs. There are 66 deliverables outlined within our RAP, and we are committed to putting these in place between now and the end of 2018,” he added.
One of the deliverables outlined in the Sydney Roosters Reconciliation Action Plan is to build internal and external relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations, and the Roosters have also announced the formalisation of a relationship with the Sydney Indigenous Academy Under 18s Women’s Tarsha Gale team, which will be named the ‘Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy’ from 2018.