Rainbow Serpent Dreaming Indigenous Corporation is about IDENTITY, EMPOWERMENT, HEALING and RESPECT its to create opportunities for indigenous kids to better adapt to the professionalism of sport to challenge cultural diversity and be competitive at professional level.
A group of both indigenous and non indigenous sporting professionals have come together to satisfy a need for the assistance of indigenous youth. We noticed that there is a lack of resources available to indigenous youth wishing to pursue a sporting career. Support such as fitness and exercise, diet and welfare and career counselling are not typically available with large cost. The foundation came together to provide these services.
The foundation is working in the areas of youth diversion, drug/alcohol substance abuse and cultural identity healing. A strong network of sports professional's past and present will be role models to provide advice and stories about their experiences, how they became professional athletes and what inspired them to achieve their goals and keep them on the right track to better adapt the cultural diversity of IDENTITY to succeed both on and off the field.
We'd like to thank our sponsors & professional facilitators for their support.
Bo de la Cruz grew up in Darwin and started playing touch rugby at the age of twelve. She later went on to represent the Northern Territory and Australia in the under 18s touch team. De la Cruz is the first Indigenous woman to represent Australia at senior level in touch rugby and has been a part of the team that has won two world championships. She is dedicated to working with young Indigenous people and volunteers her time and expertise to many charities, events, schools and communities. De la Cruz also works as a Youth Worker with the non-profit organisation Balunu Foundation.
Nathan Blacklockis an Australian former professional rugby league and, briefly, rugby union footballer who played in the 1990s, and 2000s. An Australia national rugby league representative winger, he played for the Sydney City Roosters, the St. George Dragons before they merged to form the St. George Illawarra Dragons, with whom he continued playing, becoming the National Rugby League’s top try-scorer for three consecutive seasons from 1999 to 2001. Blacklock also played in Super League for English club, Hull F.C., with whom he won the 2005 Challenge Cup.