Rugby League helps Close the Gap
The National Rugby League (NRL) was the first sporting code to support the Close the Gap (CTG) campaign.
In 2010, the National Rugby League held its first “Close the Gap Round”. Since then the annual NRL CTG Round has reached between 2.5 and 3.5 million Australians.
The NRL’s involvement in the Close the Gap campaign came on the urging of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players. Although Indigenous Australians make up less than 3% of the population, they make up more than 12% of the 2014 NRL player-list.
Read why Close the Gap campaign founder, Tom Calma, thinks Rugby League’s involvement is important for the campaign.
Hear from the players about why they support Close the Gap:
- Gold Coast Titans star and Indigenous All Stars captain, Preston Campbell talks about why Close the gap is so important.
- Read why Close the Gap campaign founder Tom Calma thinks Rugby League’s involvement is important for the campaign.
- Watch the video from the 2011 round to see why it’s important to get the whole team behind you
Find out about the NRL’s programs to improve Indigenous health.
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