Newcastle All Blacks are hosting the 2019 NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout. The Knockout is in its 49th year and will be held at Central Coast Regional Sporting and Recreational Complex (Tuggerah NSW) from Friday 4th to Monday 7th October 2019. The event includes competitions for men, women and youth and is expected to attract in excess of 20,000 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and is considered the largest Rugby League Knockout competition in the world and the largest sporting event involved Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the country.
NRL Players like Newcastle Born Will Smith from Parramatta Eels, Greg Inglis, James Roberts and Josh Ado Carr, return home to represent their communities to encourage the youth within their communities to be proud of who they are, with commitment and hard work anything is possible.
The NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout has become about more than Rugby League and is a celebration of everything that is wonderful about Aboriginal culture. It is often referred to as a modern day 'corroboree' where families gather, reunite as a community and commemorate past glories and those who have passed on.
Given the number of attendees it also provides an excellent opportunity to promote positive messages and encourage community members to make a difference in their lives and the broader community. The chance to promote program or products right around NSW and Australia in this environment are rare.