Round 18 of the Cricket Tasmania Premier League (CTPL) club competition will acknowledge the contribution of indigenous Australian's to the game of cricket while raising funds to help Aboriginal health promotion organisation Red Dust.
The CTPL Indigenous Round is an initiative of Tasmanian Tigers Rookie and Hobart Hurricanes Community Rookie Ryan Lees.
Lees is a member of the Palawa people of Flinders Island and has recently become a Role Model with the Red Dust program.
Ryan is passionate about his indigenous roots and is excited to use his skills in cricket to help promote health and activity to the indigenous communities throughout Australia.
"The idea behind the Indigenous round is about celebrating the players with Indigenous backgrounds within the Cricket Tasmania Premier League as well as bringing awareness to Red Dust and the hard work they do to deliver health promotion to remote communities around Australia" said Lees.
The round taking place over the 21st and 28th of February and will honour Indigenous players across all grades.
About Red Dust
Red Dust is an organisation that delivers innovative health promotion programs in partnership with remote Indigenous communities. Red Dust partner with Indigenous communities through a two-way exchange to best target specific local needs for each community.
Other Red Dust Role Models include Allan Border (cricket), Mel Jones (cricket), Gavin Wanganeen (AFL), Luke Darcey (AFL) as well as track athlete Kyle Vander Kuyp and Swimmer Kate Lynch among many others.
Red Dust programs encourage Indigenous youth to learn more about health through targeted channels such as sport, art, music and dance. Red Dust programs improve knowledge and skills of Indigenous youth, inspiring them to live a healthy lifestyle through the influence of positive role models.