A few weeks ago, St Hilliers connected with the Townsville Black Stars, an Indigenous Rugby League team.
We listened to their stories, which have developed through the provision of a safe and structured environment for youth that are battling with mental health, drug, or alcohol use. The club does an amazing job of encouraging consistent school attendance whilst giving young players a direction into rugby at a national level.
In support of the club’s latest trip to Brisbane for the 2021 Murri Rugby League Carnival, St Hilliers’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) group raised funds from staff and contractors across our business to contribute to participants’ transport and accommodation. The Carnival provided a valuable opportunity for the team to interact with other teams of similar ages that are on similar life paths, whilst learning resilience and leadership skills.
Members of our RAP team and Multhana Property Services attended the Carnival, cheering the team on from the sidelines and taking the time to discuss potential career opportunities in construction with the team.
There was an outstanding show of support across our entire business to assist this team, which directly aligns with our passion and commitment towards reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.
Thank you to all who contributed!