Five million television viewers around the nation will lay their eyes on local Liverpool business, the KARI Foundation this week. This is because the NSW State of Origin team playing jerseys are newly headlined with the KARI logo.
Another 90,000 State of Origin fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on the 6th of June will see the KARI Foundation, as this is the first night of the State of Origin.
Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said:
“Residents should be proud that both of their own organisations will be showcased throughout the three State of Origin games.”
The series is anticipated to be one of the best series seen in years.
“It’s great exposure for important local organisations, who have grown up with Liverpool,” Mayor Waller said.
“There is a lot of excitement around the host of new players in the NSW team. It’s also exciting to see this new name on the jersey, who play an important role in our community.”
The NSW Rugby League has named the KARI Foundation as its Community Partner for the next three years. NSWRL have recognised the contribution over 19 years of experience from KARI Ltd to become the leader in child protection.
The KARI Foundation has developed unique programs to deliver sustainable new Indigenous enterprise, employment, art, sport, community capacity building, health and well-being projects which have measurable change.
Brydens Lawyers are also proud to be sponsored on the jersey. They already have long supported rugby league at club level, but now have moved their presence onto the national stage.
KARI Chief Executive Officer Casey Ralph is honoured the organisation is invited to take a prominent place on the jersey, especially because NSW has so many new Aboriginal players.
“We started in one small office in Liverpool. Today, the Foundation is delivering programs and initiatives which promote Aboriginal excellence in NSW as well as into Queensland,” Ms Ralph said.