Thousands of people headed out to Dubbo to watch the 2018 Koori Knockout. KARI was proud to support a number of teams to attend the Knockout.
For some teams, it was the first time that they were able to attend the Knockout. It was a fantastic opportunity for the local Indigenous youth to get among the Knockout as well as showcase their skills in Rugby League.
KARI sponsored a variety of teams in partnership with Classic Sportswear. This was to ensure that the teams got to design their own jerseys and shorts as well as represent their culture.
As the game was broadcast via the ABC, the KARI jerseys were showcased nationwide. The KARI sponsored teams couldn’t have been more proud of the designs that were chosen.
One team wrote to KARI, saying:
We cannot thank you enough for allowing us the chance to help our young ones get on the field and involved in a great weekend.
La Perouse made the final, and after a hard fought match they went down to the Newcastle All Blacks.
KARI are proud that the Indigenous community could come together for another successful Knockout. We look forward to supporting more teams next year.