Not long to go! Deadly Rugby set to light up Darwin in April

Thu, Apr 11, 2024, 2:30 AM
NT Rugby
by NT Rugby

NT Rugby is excited to welcome Deadly Rugby to Skyring Rugby Park and the Territory later this month!

In just over two weeks, Sydney’s Shore and Barker will be the first two schools to participate in the inaugural Deadly Rugby camp in April.

Deadly Rugby focuses on creating opportunities through sport and access to sporting equipment for Indigenous kids, as well as creating cultural immersion programs that educate, inspire and create cultural champions for non-Indigenous children.

This year's week-long immersion camp will finish with two games, one between the two schools and an NT Combined Barbarians side against a combined Shore/Barker side the following night.

Deadly Rugby founder Toby Ellis told the NT News the program's aim was to “promote a healthy lifestyle through sport and giving them the equipment to do so across three pillars."

"Deadly rugby after school is where we connect Indigenous kids in communities with local rugby clubs. The kids get to go to school then they get to go to rugby training and directly after that they get a feed," Ellis said.

“So hopefully it means they’ve spent the day at school, had a kick of the footy in the afternoon then head off with a belly full of tucker. But the main jewel is the Deadly Rugby Camps.

“The aim is to make this an annual thing with two camps a year and up to eight schools from down south coming up to participate with our players.”

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