Round 22 marks the NRL's Indigenous Round, which supports and acknowledges the huge contribution of Indigenous communities to rugby league.
RECOGNISE, which the NRL partnered with last year, is the movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution and deal with the discrimination in it.
The Newcastle Knights is pleased to announce the ‘RECOGNISE’ logo will don the chest-plate position on the front of the jersey for Indigenous Round.
The zero on the 40-metre line at Hunter Stadium will also be replaced by the RECOGNISE symbol when the Knights host the Sydney Roosters.
“We are honoured to join the NRL in supporting the RECOGNISE campaign this year,” COO Wendy Carmichael said.
“The Club has always proudly recognised Indigenous Round and joined with the NRL in making a positive influence in the community.”
RECOGNISE joint campaign director Tim Gartrell said it was great to see the Knights show their support for the RECOGNISE movement.
“What a fantastic show of support to see the RECOGNISE logo proudly displayed on the Knights jersey in the NRL Indigenous Round,” Gartrell said.
“This is a chance for all the players and fans – Indigenous and non-Indigenous together – to show their support for Australia to take this next step in reconciliation by adding recognition into the Constitution – and getting the discrimination out.
“It’s the right thing to do.”
Fans are invited to celebrate and participate in Indigenous culture throughout the round while taking time to consider some significant societal change in Australia.
Members and fans are invited to join the Club in supporting RECOGNISE by signing up at recognise.org.au.
At Sunday's triple-header at Hunter Stadium, Windale Public School will perform an Awabakal and English version of the national anthem. The Millabah Dancers will also perform in the lead up to the NRL match.