The nib Newcastle Knights officially launched the Club’s inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan at the Newcastle Permanent Centre of Excellence on Wednesday afternoon.
The Knights Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) will enable the Club to further engage with First Nations communities, creating social change and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
It aims to educate our Members and Fans, sponsors and partners, employees of the Knights and the Wests Group Australia, and the wider community on the importance of reconciliation.
The Club was joined by Members of the Knights Aboriginal Advisory Group and local Indigenous elders to launch the initiative.
The artwork which features prominently on the RAP, designed by award-winning Aboriginal artist of the Wonnarua Nation Saretta Fielding, was also unveiled at the launch.
Newcastle Knights and Wests Group Australia CEO, Mr Philip Gardner, highlighted the importance of the initiative for the Club.
"At the Newcastle Knights, we are proud to represent our region and our people,” Gardner said.
"From everyone here at the Club, we need to thank everyone involved in this process for what they've brought to us.
"First Nations people have been major contributors to our Club in a major way and we've always been proud of our connection to First Nations people.
"This Reconciliation Action Plan is an opportunity for us all to come together, to show respect for each other, and to ensure in future we don't make the same mistakes of the past.”
To learn more about the Knights Reconciliation Action Plan, head here.