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Indigenous Rugby Tour of the USA
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We are currently assembling a group of young indigenous Australian rugby players to tour the South West USA in October 2015.   The team is being selected based on their on and off the field contribution to their communities and the players come ...

We are currently assembling a group of young Indigenous Australian rugby players to tour the South West USA in October 2015. 

 The team is being selected based on their on and off the field contribution to their communities and the players come from all over Australia. The tour will involve playing five different college rugby teams over two weeks and a Native American team in New Mexico. Additionally the team will visit and stay on a Native American reservation, meet with relevant tribes and visit Native American Faculties at Universites to share our cultural heritage and develop international indigenous relationships. Our goal is to also showcase our future talent to college recruiters with the hope of getting some of our players considered for scholarships to attend college in the USA. The players will be aged between 17 and 20. This age group has been targeted as it is when most young rugby players leave the sport as they struggle with work/school life balance. Our program intends to assist these young men over the year leading up to the tour as well as after the tour. Expectations leading up to the tour include continued employment and or school and tertiary attendance as well as community involvment. 

We require funding for this to happen. We have some really talented individuals on our team, several of whom have played in the national Indigenous teams and state teams as young teens. This opportunity will assist in personal development of all these young men. This will enable them to return to their communities to make a positive contribution and become future leaders. These young men will go back to their communities as leaders.  

 

In realtion to any large donars our players and support staff are also willing to participate in any promotions or events as required here in Australia and in the USA and of course your organisation will feature on our playing jerseys as a major sponsor.

 

Additionally we anticipate international media exposure via ‘Total Rugby” (IRB’s International TV station), NITV, Green and Gold Rugby  and news networks across the USA.

 

Any contribution would allow us to buy team uniforms including playing jerseys, tracksuits, shorts and polo shirts that would all clearly show your organisation on them. Additionally we are seeking funds to assist with flights and accommodation while on tour. 

 

If you can help us and promote us it would be appreciated.  

 

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

Darrell Morris

Manager 

Indigenous Australian Under 20 Invitational Rugby Team

http://www.greenandgoldrugby.com/indigenous-australian-under-20s-invitational-rugby-tour-usa/

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