Liberal Upper House MP, Scot MacDonald’s motion to acknowledge and commend the success of the 2017 Koori Knockout has passed the NSW Parliament’s Upper House by a unanimous vote.
“The Koori Knockout has become an iconic fixture on the Sporting Calendar since the first match was held in 1971” Mr MacDonald said.
“To think it has developed into one the largest Aboriginal events in the Nation consisting of hundreds of teams of different ages and genders is a testament the founders of the competition all those years ago and a tribute to those who have grown it to the even bigger success it is today”.
I am so proud as Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter that the Newcastle Yowies battled through to defeat Griffith in the Grand Final. Their training, dedication and tenacity has paid off to win them the auspicious title”.
“Congratulations must also be extended to the Redfern All Blacks that won the Womens’ Leagues grand final. It is also amazing that Caitlan Moran and Rebecca Young from North Newcastle and Nakia Davis-Welsh and Lavina O’Mealey of the Redfern All Blacks were selected to represent Australia and will be making their World Cup debuts” Mr MacDonald stated.
“These extraordinary athletes deserve recognition and I am delighted the Parliament has voted unanimously to acknowledge them. I am also pleased the Parliament acknowledged the fine work of the Redfern All Blacks Rugby League who were responsible for organising this year’s Koori Knockout” Mr MacDonald concluded.