Northern Pride attend NAIDOC Week at White Rock State School

Members of Northern Pride club attended and participated in NAIDOC Week celebrations which were held this week at White Rock State School.

Hastings Deering Colts Under 20 coach Dave Scott, along with Intrust Super Cup player Terrence Casey-Douglas and Under 20 player Teddy Anson, who was a past student, attended the community breakfast held this week at White Rock State School.

The breakfast kicked off the school's NAIDOC Week celebrations (the official week is held in July) with the theme of 'Voice, Treaty, Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future'.

Northern Pride representatives were treated to a feast of pancakes, baked beans, scrambled eggs, sausages, toast and fresh fruit, as part of the joint school and P&C initiatives to improve student attendance and learning outcomes.

They then mingled with school staff and other invited guests which included local basketball players, Police Liaison Officers and Bumma Bippera Media.

Northern Pride Under 20 coach Dave Scott and Pride players Terrence Casey-Douglas and Teddy Anson with White Rock State School students at the school's NAIDOC Week celebrations.
Northern Pride Under 20 coach Dave Scott and Pride players Terrence Casey-Douglas and Teddy Anson with White Rock State School students at the school's NAIDOC Week celebrations.

Northern Pride also presented prizes to be used as incentives for good behaviour initiatives and school attendance, promoting the 'Every Day Counts' philosophy of the school.

The players also took part in a few games of footy with school students, before staying on to attend the opening parade which was a showcase of the school's indigenous culture and featured dances performed by 'Guyala Dancers'.

Northern Pride players joined in with White Rock State School students for footy games during the school's NAIDOC Week celebrations.
Northern Pride players joined in with White Rock State School students for footy games during the school's NAIDOC Week celebrations.

Main image: Northern Pride players Teddy Anson and Terrence Casey-Douglas with Ms Mia Davison and students from White Rock State School at their NAIDOC Week celebrations.