Eora Emus nail second

COMPRISING PCYC members aged 14 to 16 from Marrickville, South Sydney and Glebe, local nation team, the Eora Emus, have come second in the Rugby League competition out of 35 teams in the 2019 PCYC Nations of Origin tournament.

One of 35 representing 20 Aboriginal nations in games

The competition has grown over the years with more than 1,000 Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people from across the state taking part in the sport, cultural, education and leadership program.
The teams, representing 20 Aboriginal nations, took part in Netball, Rugby League and Futsal tournaments.
The team’s fundraising was boosted by auctioning off jerseys signed by the Wests Tigers NRL team as well as Inner West Council organising club grants from Petersham and Ashfield RSLs and Club Redfern.
Senior Constable Tyrina Kurzydlo, from Marrickville PCYC, thanked the council for supporting the team.
“These initiatives cannot be successful unless everyone comes together and I would like to thank the council for being a part of this successful tournament,” she said.
“These young players can now power towards a successful, positive and happy future that they now know is possible.”
The council acknowledged the support from Uncle Derek Wilson from Marrickville Police Local Area Command, who made a special trip to the Cup final in Port Stephens with staff from the Aboriginal Programs unit at Inner West Council, to cheer on the team.