The KARI Foundation has been the proud Supporting Partner of the Indigenous All Stars side since 2019 when the game evolved into a showcase event promoting Indigenous and Maori cultures across a week-long festival of culture.
The KARI Foundation believes that the All Stars is more than just a game of rugby league. It provides an opportunity for players to represent their culture with pride and in turn instil a deeper respect and appreciation for their culture among the rugby league community.
The KARI Foundation works closely with the Indigenous male and female teams throughout the week of the All-Stars Campaign to provide access to cultural opportunities and to provide a platform for players to share their goals, aspirations and dreams for the future.
Separate to All Stars, the KARI Foundation is very active in the pursuit to accelerate the growth of Indigenous women’s rugby league by supporting the Indigenous Women’s Pathways Program. Working alongside the NRL, the KARI Foundation facilitates a series of talent identification and development camps to showcase the vast talent that exists and to ultimately raise the level of professionalism.