Eels Launch Reconciliation Action PLan
The Dyldam Parramatta Eels are proud to launch the club’s first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), to promote reconciliation and a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
The RAP, which is the first to be launched by a Sydney NRL club, 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.
“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been instrumental in the development of our club both on and off the field over the years, and I’m very proud to be able to launch our first Reconciliation Action Plan,” Parramatta Eels CEO Scott Seward said.
“It’s also very exciting to be able to launch our RAP following our successful trip to Darwin, highlighting another great aspect of our partnership; and we’ll extend the RAP’s goals and vision to include the work we do in the Northern Territory.”
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.”