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School 2 Work student presents Eels with Indigenous artwork

Ahead of the 2018 NRL Indigenous Round when the Parramatta Eels take on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on Friday 11 May, Blue and Gold Indigenous players Bevan French and Will Smith were presented with a painting from NRL School 2 Work participant, India Lewis at training this week.

India, who attends Northmead Creative & Performance Arts High School, designed and created the art piece.

Taking over three days to complete, India incorporates her proud Aboriginal Heritage and her love for Rugby League, with the Eels and the Bulldogs coming together to celebrate and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land.

Ahead of our Round 10 clash against the Bulldogs, India will be exchanging the Cultural gift on behalf of the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium for NRL Indigenous Round.

The School To Work Program (S2W) is an education and employment program supported by the Australian Government, that utilises the positive profile of the game of Rugby League to support and encourage young Indigenous Australians to stay at school, get a job, and be a role model for their friends, their families and their communities.

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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