In 2014, the Parramatta Eels became the first NRL club in Sydney to launch a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), to promote reconciliation and a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
The RAP, the first ever created by the Blue and Gold, contains key values and goals for the club to meet regarding relationships, respect and community work with our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The RAP commits the club to providing opportunities for staff and players to invest in building strong relationships with our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and it will extend right through the club from Junior League to the senior players in NRL.
Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles praised the Eels for their commitment to reconciliation at the Club.
"It's great to see the Eels taking Reconciliation so seriously on and off the field, and they should be congratulated for becoming the first Sydney NRL team to release a Reconciliation Action Plan,” Mr Giles said.
“I know they are committed to putting it into practice throughout the Club and the community, including the Northern Territory where they now have a second home.”