First Nations

Building sustainable Rugby programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Rugby Australia's vision for reconciliation is to engage and work collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to foster positive relationships, while also promoting healthy lifestyles and creating genuine opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the great game of Rugby Union.

Our commitment to reconciliation aligns with our core vision ‘to inspire all Australians to enjoy our great global game’ and is strengthened by our values: passion, integrity, discipline, respect and teamwork.

Rugby Australia acknowledges and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as the oldest living continuous culture in this world and pays respect to First Australians’ ongoing connection to the lands and waters of this country.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Rugby Australia are currently delivering their second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and continually work on strengthening our commitment to reconciliation in Australia.

Building sustainable Rugby programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and celebrating existing Indigenous Rugby initiatives are key components of making Rugby a game for all Australians.

Click here to view the 2017 Rugby Union Reconciliation Action Plan Progress Report

Click here to view 2016-2018 Rugby Union Reconciliation Action Plan

Click here to view the 2013-2014 ARU Reconciliation Action Plan