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Pirtek Parramatta Eels halfback Luke Kelly says it's a privilege to be able to pull on his footy boots during NAIDOC week, with the club embracing and celebrating Aboriginal culture.

The game will feature the Aboriginal dance troupe featured in our video above, as well as a guard of honour, a singing performance from Gemma Summerhayes and a special presentation from Hon Linda Burney, MP.

Kelly says he'll be wearing his painted boots with pride.

"It's special, especially being Aboriginal myself - it's a good celebration for indigenous people and I'm very happy the Parramatta Eels have jumped on board, and hopefully it will be a good week come Saturday," he said.

"It's exciting for both myself and my family back in Katherine, so hopefully I can play well."

Find out more about how the Eels are celebrating NAIDOC Week by clicking here.
Acknowledgement of Country

Parramatta Eels 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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