Richmond is continuing to engage communities within its Next Generation Academy zone, by supporting Wednesday’s Reconciliation Cup in Echuca.

Over 800 students from 11 schools attended the football and netball carnival, alongside community elders and Richmond stakeholders.

Korin Gamadji Institute Director, Aaron Clark made the trip to the border town, alongside Richmond’s Indigenous Community Relations Officer, Luke Murray, who presented to students on Aboriginal culture and leadership.

The Club’s Fan Development and Academy Coordinator, Todd Sigalas, also spoke about Richmond’s key values and the nature of a high-performance sporting environment.

Echuca South and Echuca West Primary schools co-hosted the day, which aimed to showcase Aboriginal culture within the broader Echuca community.

Clark said the event marked an important date on the community’s calendar.

“The Reconciliation Cup is an important event that showcases Aboriginal culture and helps promote its rich history,” Clark said.

“It was fantastic to see so many students, from different backgrounds, embracing the day.”

“Football provides a fantastic vehicle for us to strengthen these relationships throughout our Next Generation Academy zone and the broader community.”