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Lennox Trojan’s celebrate diversity

Left to right: Jason McCrombie, Adam Gordon, Rob Roberts, Tarnie Hilyard. Photo supplied.

Left to right: Jason McCrombie, Adam Gordon, Rob Roberts, Tarnie Hilyard. Photo supplied.

The Lennox Head Trojans rugby club are using their last home game to highlight the changing face of rugby in the Lennox area as they have their first welcome to country and smoke ceremony before the game. Every player will also be wearing one black sock to symbolise how rugby is an inclusive game for all cultures and backgrounds.

‘One of our first grade players, Adam Gordon, asked if we could do the welcome to country and smoke ceremony before the game to show that we have cultural diversity in our club,’ said Jason McCombie the first grade coach.

With a strong junior club, the first women’s team playing this year and a range of children from different heritage’s including Aboriginal, Greek and Samoan the Lennox Trojan’s are excited to celebrate their growing diversity.

‘We are trying really hard to create a positive story,’ continued coach McCombie.

‘The Club wants to ensure all players are respected and wants to start to communicate and promote this through positive initiatives.’


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