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The annual Eximm Indigenous Recognition Day will take place this Saturday, 6 July at Piggabeen Sports Complex.

This special event is dedicated to honouring the rich cultural heritage of the Indigenous community, promoting inclusivity, and celebrating the spirit of rugby league and will see the Seagulls Host Plus Cup team take the field in a specially designed Jersey that represents our club and the region. Local renowned Indigenous Artist Christine Slabb has designed the jersey titled ‘Birds of a Feather’.

Business Development Executive from Eximm Paul Coughlan says ‘we are once again extremely proud and honoured to be front of Jersey Sponsors for 2024 Indigenous Recognition Game Day.’

The Indigenous Recognition Day will be a day-long celebration featuring a series of exciting games and activities, including:

  •   Welcome to Country by Kyle & Josh Slabb
  •   Performance by the Gudjinburra Dance Group
  •   PCYC Tweed Heads Youth Hub with them selling raffle tickets to raise funds for the 2024 ‘Nations of Origin’ Bundjalung Representative Under 14s and 16s Basketball Program.

Kicking off the morning, the talented junior teams will showcase their skills and passion for the game. 

‘This is a fantastic opportunity for young players to experience the thrill of playing in front of a supportive community,’ said a spokesperson for the Indigenous Recognition Day.

‘In a demonstration of our commitment to inclusivity, we are thrilled to host the Gold Coast Titans All Abilities teams. These games will highlight the incredible talent and determination of players with disabilities, proving that rugby league is a sport for everyone.’

Teams from the Northern Rivers and the Gold Coast giving a State of Origin feel to the afternoon.

At 4.45pm there will be the Indigenous Dance group and Welcome to Country with the highlight of the day being the Tweed Seagulls game against Mackay Cutters kicking off at 5pm.

‘We are incredibly excited to host the Indigenous Recognition Day,’ said Brendon Lindsay, CEO of the Tweed Seagulls Rugby League Club. 

‘This event is a testament to our commitment to community, culture, and the inclusivity of rugby league. It’s a day to celebrate not only the sport but also the diverse backgrounds and abilities of our players and supporters.’

For more information see the Tweed Seagulls Rugby League website: www.tweedseagulls.com.au.

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