From Bourke and Gwandalan in regional NSW to the Pilbara Region in remote Western Australia, Rugby League’s One Community Ambassador David Peachey hopes to inspire hundreds of Indigenous boys and girls to follow their dreams on an 11-day mission starting Wednesday, 2 May.
Tomorrow Peachey will travel to the Point Wolstoncroft Sport and Recreation Centre at Gwandalan on the NSW Central Coast to work with 60 Aboriginal students from the broader Hunter region as part of a program to boost their climb towards academic excellence and a successful career pathway.
On Thursday, Peachey and fellow One Community Ambassador Rhys Wesser will travel to Bourke for school visits and the annual Outback Challenge, featuring 18 boys teams and six girls teams. The all-day round robin tournament, involving 240 students from Years 3 to 6, is part of Rugby League’s ongoing commitment to Indigenous Australia and aims to encourage children to be active and make healthy lifestyle choices.
On Saturday, Peachey will join with One Community Ambassadors Trent Barrett and Mario Fenech on an eight-day visit to the Pilbara Region as part of Rugby League’s commitment to the development of the game in regional WA. They will visit Karratha, Port Hedland and Wickham, with an emphasis on junior development in schools and clubs.
As well as conducting coaching and skills clinics in these areas over the next 11 days, Peachey and the other Ambassadors will showcase Rugby League’s unique education, health and wellbeing One Community programs such as Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well; Dream, Believe, Achieve; and Rugby League Reads.