KARI Foundation have worked with major players within the sport industry to cultivate stronger relationships with the local Indigenous communities.
For many years now KARI and the NSWRL have partnered in delivering programs and initiatives introduced all over NSW.
Key messages around healthy lifestyle, domestic violence, substance abuse, child protection and education are the focal point for these programs and initiatives.
Both agencies aims are to build stronger, more resilient Aboriginal communities.
As sport is very popular within the Indigenous communities, KARI was very excited to see our logo on the NSW Blue’s Jersey for the State of Origin games for 2018.
Over the years, KARI has developed some important relationships with a number of NRL Clubs. These relationships focus on developing sport programs and initiatives to support local Aboriginal communities.
The clubs also gain a better understanding of what KARI does in the community and at the same time benefit from what KARI brings to them by way of cultural connections and learnings.
Some of the NRL clubs we have worked with include:
- Sydney Roosters
- South Sydney Rabbitohs
- Wests Tigers
NSW Knockout Competitions
Each year KARI assists many Aboriginal communities to compete in the annual NSW Koori Knockout. Small funding grants are made available to support local men’s, women’s and youth teams participate.
KARI’s regular participation in this annual event follows on from the view that strong communities create united communities.
Ella Sevens Rugby Union Competition
KARI partner with Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team and are major sponsors for the Ella 7’s Rugby Union Competition. Our sponsorship assists many communities to participant in this great annual event.
As this is the primary Indigenous Rugby Union 7’s Tournament within Australia, it’s vital that sponsorship is provided. This is because it introduces the game to a wider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.
In 2018, all the games that were played at the tournament were streamed live to 97,000 viewers.
The KARI logo was displayed on all player jerseys as well as being featured on the main pitch where most games were played.