Nations of Origin Football Tournament a spectacle of talent

14.07.2017

On Thursday 14th of July the Nations of Origin Football 5's kicked off at Lake Macquarie Football Facility, home of Northern NSW, with 8 different nations participating in both the girls and boys competitions. 

The 2017 Nations of Origins Championship is a program run by PCYC (Police Citizens Youth Club) since 2012 and has since grown into one of the largest events for Aboriginal Youths in NSW.

The event which culminates during NAIDOC Week uses Sport to address areas such as education, reconciliation, cultural identity and increasing school attendance. 

This year the football tournament for indigenous and Torres strait islander and non- indigenous players had 10 boys teams and 8 girls teams participate. 

A big congratulations to the Awabakal teams who took out the championship in both the girls and boys. 

If you would like to participate in the Nations of Origin Football Tournament for 2018 please contact Demelza Howard, Community Game Development Officer, demezah@footballnsw.com.au or (02) 8814 4465