From Australia’s future sporting stars to the next generation of young leaders, every year thousands of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders stay at the NCIE to learn, connect and celebrate Indigenous excellence.

Recently NRL One Community held their In League In Harmony Youth Development Camp at the NCIE.

The In League In Harmony program aims to promote social cohesion by tackling social issues such as social disengagement, racism, gender equality, and bullying. By being a part of the program, participants improve their interpersonal skills on and off the field by acknowledging, appreciating and celebrating the diversity in their team and the wider community.

The camp was held over 3 days and the group took full advantage of the great facilities available at the centre, hosting a number of Rugby matches on the oval and training sessions in the gym.

The camp is a chance for the aspiring athletes to brush up on their skills with the ball and for the mentors to talk to the young participants of the importance of good lifestyle choices.  The group hosted a number of workshops in the conference facilities.

“On behalf of our NRL In League In Harmony team we would like to thank you for allowing us to use NCIE for our League In Harmony Youth Development Camp. Your facilities and staff are world class and made our stay a great experience.” Joe Galuvao, Community Engagement Officer.

Our friends at NRL One Community will be back next month when we host the Redfern Harmony Nines at the NCIE. More details to come.

If you’re looking for cultural, sporting or educational experience in the heart of Sydney, consider staying at the NCIE. Find out more here