The Sharks have a vision for reconciliation and to embrace the heritage, learnings and knowledge of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and community and to integrate it in to our organisation.
We are committed to reaching, inspiring and affecting change in this important area, not only within rugby league circles but on a much wider scale.
The first steps in the process took place in line with National Reconciliation Week with the development and launch of the Sharks Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to consolidate the great work our club is doing in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
A glossy booklet has been produced for distribution to Sharks staff as well as to schools and community groups, with the RAP designed to strengthen our Club’s knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture and their journey.
Last week George Nour from the Sharks in driving the RAP for the Club invited Deanna Schreiber, Aboriginal Elder and Chair of the Sutherland Shire Council Aboriginal Advisory committee, and also the designer of the recently worn Sharks NRL Indigenous jersey, to address Sharks staff in relation to the RAP, reconciliation and the work being carried out in this crucial area.
Now available is a video presentation from the RAP launch this week, with messages from Nour and Ms Schreiber and from other speakers including the Sharks Indigenous Tarsha Gale Cup star Quincy Dodd.