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Thunder Nation Inspires Indigenous Youth In Far West

19 June 2019

Ben Patterson with SHOW Camp participants

Students from across regional NSW participated in two-day SHOW Camp in Lake Burrendong

Sydney Thunder, in conjunction with the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group, have delivered a second Sport, Health, Opportunities and Well Being (SHOW) Camp for Indigenous youth.

After a successful program in late May in Sydney, the program was delivered in Lake Burrendong in Far West NSW.

The two-day program featured a range of workshops, based around career opportunities in sport and personal development, plus a cricket gala day.

Primary and secondary students from across regional NSW participated in the camp, which featured a visit from Jen Browning and Geoff Mann (ABC Western Plains), a photography skills session, media skills session, and cricket coaching and training.

Ben Patterson (Wiradjuri), member of the Thunder Indigenous XI supported by Homestar Finance, made a guest appearance at the SHOW Camp.

Patterson, who was recently recognised as the NSW Male Player of the Toyota Australian Country Championships, understands the importance of being a role model for young Indigenous girls and boys.

“It’s critical for us to give back to future generations. These (SHOW Camp) opportunities are vital to show young Indigenous children that their options are vast and that chasing their dreams is very achievable,” Patterson said.

“Helping guide these kids betters all of our futures. We can all learn to overcome and control our obstacles and make our own paths.”

For more information, please contact Sydney Thunder.