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Roosters gift clapsticks to Warriors in celebration of Indigenous Round

The NRL is celebrating Indigenous Round during Round 10, with every player and match official wearing Indigenous inspired jerseys for just the second time in NRL Telstra Premiership history.

Throughout Indigenous Round, the NRL is using its extensive reach to highlight significant social issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – including promoting respectful and positive behaviours across communities.

Welcome to Country ceremonies will occur at all matches, as well as pre-match cultural performances and gift exchanges between each side prior to kick-off.

In celebration of Indigenous Round, the Sydney Roosters are proud to present the New Zealand Warriors with clapsticks made by clients from The Glen Centre, located on the Central Coast.

The Sydney Roosters have had a proud affiliation with the communities of the Central Coast, including The Glen, for a number of years now.

The Glen was founded in 1994 by the Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation. Since that date, it has been an example of the triumph of the Koori and the human spirit. The Glen is evidence that dreams can come true.

The Glen is proud to be a Central Coast-based service that provides Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation opportunities for men (indigenous and non-indigenous from all over New South Wales).

The founding motivation for The Glen was the suffering of the community at the hands of drugs and alcohol addiction. The Glen was and still is today, especially interested in trying to get men (indigenous and non-indigenous) out of the criminal justice system and into treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction (which causes the offending behaviours).

About The Design

These clapsticks represent a journey where positive role models keep us on the right path during our journey called "life".

The centre line shows we try to follow the "straight and narrow" path, but the curved lines show that the journey sometimes goes off the track one way or the other, but it is our positive role models that keep us on the right path.

Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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