“Everyone involved is so passionate and the event brings so much pride to families, communities and the individual participants,” Wes Trist Operations Manager
Earlier this month, the Cleanaway team participated in the 2019 NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout in Tuggerah on the Central Coast. The annual four-day event is held every October long weekend and is considered the largest sporting event involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the country.
This year’s event was hosted by 2018 winners Newcastle All Blacks and featured competitions for men, women and youth as well as past and present NRL players such as Dean Widders, Greg Inglis, Jimmy Roberts, Cody Walker, Jesse Ramien, Andrew and David Fifita and Josh Addo-Carr.
Pictured from left to right: Vindon Spence, Wes Trist, Corey Cain and Kirk Cain.
Cleanaway Operations Manager, Wes Trist, and Rear Lift Drivers Vindon Spence and Corey Cain were in the thick of the action representing Cultural Brothers United (CBU), Central Coast United (CCU) and Koori Brothers United (KBU) respectively. Corey’s dad, Kirk Cain, a Rear Lift Driver at Cleanaway’s Erskine Park facility also attended the event to support his son.
“This tournament is a major event in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities’ calendar. It’s a chance to see loved ones who travel from all over the state. Everyone involved is so passionate and the event brings so much pride to families, communities and the individual participants,” said Wes.
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