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Date posted: 1 August 2011
Tickets have gone on sale for the 2012 Harvey Norman All Stars as Indigenous, political, sporting and social leaders gathered in Brisbane to unveil the stunning impact of rugby league based school to work programmes in Indigenous communities.
In a week where the Telstra Premiership also launches its Close The Gap Indigenous round, the year round impact of the Harvey Norman All Stars was evidenced by an unrivalled 85% success rate in school to work transition programmes.
NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop; Federal Minister for Sport and Indigenous Employment, the Hon. Mark Arbib; Queensland Sports Minister, the Hon Phil Reeves; ARL Indigenous Council Chairman, Mr William ‘Smiley’ Johnstone; Indigenous All Stars coach, Mr Laurie Daley; Co-Chair of the Close The Gap campaign, Mr Tom Calma; Aunty Heather Castledine; Co-Chair of Reconciliation Queensland Inc., Regional Director South East Region for the Queensland Department of Education and Training, Mr Glen Hoppner; plus players from the Broncos, Cowboys and Titans, were among the guests unveiling the All Stars outcomes at the Queensland Museum and celebrating Rugby League’s ongoing commitment to Indigenous culture and communities in need.