NRL School to Work Yarning Circles
Yarning Circles have been used for thousands of years in Aboriginal Culture to; build respectful and trusting relationships, preserve and pass on knowledge, foster community connections, and provide a safe place to discuss and be heard.
The Online Yarning Circles is an initiative of the NRL School to Work Program to culturally connect with the students in the program, and provide them with access to successful and positive Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role models. By sharing their stories and personal journeys it will help inspire, motivate and support the next generation of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders.
The NRL School to Work program is funded and supported by the Australian Government which utilises the positive profile of Rugby League to support and encourage Year 11 & 12 Indigenous students to complete their schooling and successfully transition into further education or employment.
Episodes of yarning circle
After retiring in 2011, Preston now focuses on his community work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, creating the Preston Campbell Foundation and serving as an ambassador for Deadly Choices.
The Hon Linda Burney MP
As a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation, Linda was the first Aboriginal person to be elected to the NSW Parliament and the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the Australian House of Representatives.
Born in Ivanhoe NSW, Joel Thompson is one of the NRL's most experienced and respected players both on and off the field for his outstanding community work.
Eddie has come a long way since his days of growing up in Kalgoorlie. Eddie has played over 320 AFL games, kicked over 600 goals, has won goal of the year 4 times, and won numerous awards throughout his career.
Rob Collins is an Australian television and stage actor and singer. Rob was born and lives in Darwin and is from a Tiwi Islands background
Josh Addo-Carr and Shaylee Bent joined us on out sixth edition of our online Yarning Circle to talk about their journey playing football and what All Stars week means to them.
Nicho Hynes is a proud Wiradjuri/Darkinjung man who is a current player at the Melbourne Storm.