Sodexo and Richmond Football Club RAP elevate partners
Similar to Sodexo, Richmond Football Club has demonstrated a commitment to making a meaningful contribution to promoting reconciliation and strengthening relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Out of 700 Reconciliation Australia members nationwide, Sodexo and Richmond FC are among the 14 organisations that have reached the RAP Elevate level.
Nick O’Callaghan was invited to represent Sodexo at Richmond FC’s Elevate Reconcilate Action Plan dinner and ‘Dreamtime at the G’ footy match at the MCG. The intimate gathering was an opportunity to start a conversation on how we may work in collaboration, and continue our leadership role in driving social change, and supporting reconciliation.
“We know there is more work to do and we continue to look for like-minded organisations that can help us broaden and deepen our programs into the future to deliver even more significant outcomes.” says Richmond CEO Brendon Gale.
Richmond’s important work with the Korin Gamadji Institute builds young Indigenous leaders in support of the Recognise campaign as another integral part of their RAP journey. KGI Director, Aaron Clark, spoke at the Sodexo National Support Centre during a National Reconciliation Week event on 3 June, detailing the Aboriginal history of the sport and the range of innovative activities KGI conducts in the Indigenous space in terms of leadership development, education, training and career pathways.
Welcome to Country was given by Aunty Carolyn Briggs, followed by an acknowledgment of the Yalukit Wilam people of the Boonwurrung and bush-tucker morning tea.