Nations of Origin is a multifaceted sport, cultural, education and leadership program, which culminates around NAIDOC week annually.
The Nations of Origin tournament has been designed to promote reconciliation within communities and engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal members in PCYC through the games of Rugby League 7’s, Football 5’s, Basketball, Netball, and for the first time this year, Gymnastics.
The concept of the tournament was initiated after consultation with Aboriginal Communities across NSW and young people, and motivates youth to celebrate Australia’s diverse indigenous culture and its deep impact on our history and their stories.
Over the past 7 years, the event has seen huge success. The 2019 tournament saw the engagement of over 1400 Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people from across NSW participating and over 180 event and team volunteers, between the ages of 10 and 21, came together from across NSW to support the event.
Teams were supported by over 300 volunteer supervisors, managers, coaches and trainers, who worked with teams in the lead up to, and during the events.