Richmond Football Club continues to be an industry leader in its commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, following the presentation of its Elevate RAP status certificate.
Reconciliation Australia CEO Justin Mohamed presented Tigers CEO Brendon Gale with the Club’s Elevate status Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) certificate on Tuesday.
Reconciliation Australia formally endorses Elevate RAP status to organisations with a demonstrated history of achievement and leadership across all three core RAP areas – respect, relationships and opportunities.
Only 13 businesses across Australia have had their RAP’s upgraded to Elevate status, with Richmond being the sole sporting organisation on that list.
Mohamed highlighted the Club’s leadership role in reconciliation, particularly throughout the sports industry.
“Richmond’s Elevate RAP follows many years of pioneering work by the Club to build reconciliation in the AFL community and beyond,” Mohamed said.
“Richmond’s important work with the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) to build young Indigenous leaders and their support of the Recognise campaign and AFL Indigenous round are to be commended.
“I congratulate the Richmond Football Club and look forward to working alongside the Club to build the relationships, respect and opportunities required for a reconciled Australia.”
The KGI, which is housed at Richmond’s Punt Road Oval, is unique and innovative Indigenous space focused on leadership development, education and training and career pathways.
Other Elevated RAP partners include:
– National Australia Bank
– Transfield Services
– Herbert Smith Freehills
– Brierty Ltd
– Department of Human Services
– Qantas Airways
– Crown Resorts