Each year we run touch football carnivals promoting acceptance and reconciliation for marginalized and indigenous youth. The Fair Go Cup brings together teams of young people from vastly different cultural backgrounds and locations. We hope that by bringing a diverse mix of young people together to play footy and share a meal, that today’s indigenous and non-indigenous youth form lasting friendships and become a new driving force to create greater equality and understanding in Australia.
Established with support from Villanova College, Brisbane the Fair Go Touch Tournament Cup commenced in 2011 with teams from 10 schools, including Brisbane Boys’ College, Ipswich Grammar and St Rita’s. The competition has now grown to over 20 teams vying for honours in both boys and girls’ competitions.
In 2015 in Sydney we ran the inaugural Fair Go Rugby 7’s competition hosted by St Augustine’s College, Brookvale, Teams from a diverse range of Sydney’s major secondary schools and colleges competed, especially those with Aboriginal students. We had representatives from St Gregory’s Campbelltown, Redlands, Oakhill College, St Augustine’s, Newington College, Knox Grammar and a team made up from boys from our Tribal Warrior program.
The 2016 Fair Go Touch Tournament Cup will take place at Villanova Park, Wondall Road, Tingalpa, QLD in October whilst the expanded 2016 Fair Go Rugby Sevens competition is scheduled for 12 March at Rat Park, 1472 Pittwater Road, Warriewood NSW.