Sydney Thunder, alongside the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group, has delivered the Sport, Health, Opportunities and Well-Being (SHOW) Camp to more than 80 school students from across New South Wales.
Spread across two days, the SHOW Camp is structured around providing real-life opportunities to the students and it featured a day of interactive workshops (including media skills training and Indigenous artwork), followed by a day of cricket games and activities.
The SHOW Camp aims to inspire students to lead active lifestyles and explore careers in sport other than participation.
The NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group is actively involved in supporting and raising the academic achievement of Aboriginal students by empowering students to be active learners in their education and training and by providing opportunities to develop skills in leadership roles within their schools and communities. The SHOW Camp provides opportunities that can inspire and motivate students who may be thinking of a career in sport or who simply want to be healthier.
With a focus on celebrating culture and community, the students were involved in an Indigenous artwork session with artist Rheanna Lotter, where they honed their creative skills in designing canvases and cricket helmets. The students also participated in a media skills workshop with Daniel Dellow, which included constructing media releases, holding press conferences and writing articles.
Dellow, a member of Thunder Indigenous XI supported by Homestar Finance, was proud to be able to share his knowledge and passion with the next generation of Indigenous students.
“To be able to be engage and help inspire the Indigenous youth is just amazing," Dellow said.
“It makes me feel good to be able to get the opportunity to do things like this with the Indigenous youth."
Having been a member of the Thunder Indigenous XI for a few years now, Dellow has embraced the cricket opportunities but more importantly, the cultural significance and exposure that the competition brings.
“I feel proud that I have had the opportunity to play with such a great team," Dellow said.
“Through this (Indigenous T20 Cup) I have been able to build on my skills and had the experience of travelling and learn about other Nation’s cultures."
Sydney Thunder and NSW AECG will be running the next SHOW Camp at Lake Burrendong in June.
For more information please contact Sydney Thunder.