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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Broncos score academy support

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

THE Federal Government has allocated $5 million to support an additional 1000 places in the Beyond the Broncos Girls Academy for Indigenous girls in northern NSW and southern and western Queensland.

Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said the funding would also provide continued support for the existing 300 places already part of the program.

“The Beyond the Broncos Girls Academy is a great program that provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls with an opportunity to be mentored and encourages increased school attendance while building leadership skills and developing career pathways to further education and employment," he said.

“Investing in the future of women and girls has a significant benefit not only to them as individuals but also for their family and broader community.”

Broncos chief executive Paul White said the funding was “a wonderful affirmation of the Beyond the Broncos Girls Academy program. The club is very proud of the work the program is doing to empower young women both academically and in their lives, and is looking forward to partnering with the Government to expand those opportunities.”

Source: The Koori Mail

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