Next week the annual 2019 Indigenous All Stars youth summit will take place alongside the week long celebrations this year hosted in Melbourne.
The Parramatta Eels have 4 students travelling to Melbourne to represent them in this year’s leadership camp, a camp that will consist of 72 young Indigenous leaders from parts of Australia and New Zealand, to develop their confidence and leadership aspirations.
The students will participate in various workshops and activities to enhance their career pathways understandings as well as develop strong links to their cultural heritage. They will share this experience with many of the star player of the NRL whom are available for the All Stars Game, which is the first time the game has been played in Victoria.
Ruth Eames, Christine Lee, Brayden Wilson & Maverick Bantin all attend Westfields Sports High and all participate in the NRL School to Work program have and have been successful in being selected to attend this year’s Leadership camp. The opportunity will also allow the young leaders to engage with a number of corporate partners of the NRL whom support the week long camp including the Australian Government, whom help to support the coming together of such a significant leadership camp.
As in past years All students attending camp will be given the opportunity to apply to be the 2019 Indigenous Youth Summit ambassador, a role that is held with high prestige amongst many of the past cohorts who proudly boast this on their resume’s upon returning from camp.
The Eels would like to wish Ruth, Christine, Brayden & Maverick all the very best for their week ahead on camp, and look forward to hearing of their journeys throughout the experience on their return.