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2011 Indigenous All Stars Jersey Launched


Senator the Hon Mark Arbib
Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development
Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness
Minister for Sport

Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development and Minister for Sport Mark Arbib andLearn. Earn. Legend!Ambassador Scott Prince today helped launch the 2011 All Stars game jersey at the Gold Cost Titans Centre of Excellence.

Senator Arbib said the 2011Learn. Earn. Legend!All Stars jersey was a symbol of the importance of theLearn. Earn. Legend!program.

“The 2011 Indigenous All Star’s jersey features hand prints of Indigenous rugby league legends Arthur Beetson, Lionel Morgan and Preston Campbell,” Senator Arbib said.

“Arthur was the first Indigenous Australian to captain an Australian sporting team in an international competition, Lionel was that first Indigenous member of the Australian Rugby League team and Preston provided the inspiration for the Indigenous All Stars concept.

“These three legends are proof that with determination and dedication you can succeed.

“That is the message ofLearn. Earn. Legend!Through staying in school or training young Indigenous people can earn a good living and support themselves and their community.”

Speaking at the launch, Gold Coast Titan Scott Prince expressed how proud he was to be associated with theLearn. Earn. Legend!program.

“It is a great honour for me to be theLearn. Earn. Legend!Ambassador and encourage young Indigenous Australians to achieve their dreams,” Prince said

“Through NRL and Federal Government programs we have been able to provide real opportunities and inspiration to young Indigenous Australians.”

The 2011 game will mark the third anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generation, with the 2011Learn. Earn. Legend!Indigenous Youth Summit a new addition in the lead up to the game.