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Sharks Edrick Lee and Jesse Ramien, both players of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, helped to celebrate NAIDOC Week in attending local celebrations at Gunnamatta Park.

The Sharks supporting NAIDOC week compliments the great work that is being done by the club in relation to the recently unveiled Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

The RAP was a way of demonstrating the Sharks commitment to work towards reconciliation and ensures we continue the ongoing dialogue and relationship with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and community.

NAIDOC week celebrations, which also brings a lot of non-indigenous communities together to understand and celebrate these cultures, are held each year in July and they aim to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Lee and Ramien flew the flag so to speak for the Sharks indigenous players, with Wade Graham, Jack Bird and Andrew Fifita away on State of Origin duty, the pair interacting with the youngster in the crowd and taking part in the NAIDOC festivities. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 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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