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FMA supports 2020 Bennelong Cup

FMA is proud to support the 2020 Bennelong Cup, which will be held at Randwick Army Barracks in Sydney on 14 February 2020. The Bennelong Cup is an annual day of touch footy and a lunch that supports young Indigenous students in their transition from school to work.

Created by Bennelong Energy Services (BES) three years ago, the initiative raises awareness and much-needed funds for the NRL’s Indigenous School to Work ProgramSouths Cares and Cowboys House.

These organisations are committed to supporting, mentoring and transitioning young Indigenous people into the workforce, and making sure their experience is as comfortable as possible. The touch footy day aims to open new doors and create life-changing experiences to help these young men and women forge their own career path in facilities management, construction, administration and trades.

This year, a record 14 teams will participate in the Bennelong Cup. Each team comprises 12 players from companies within the facilities management and related industries, and is captained by a former or present NRL star.

So far, the 2020 Bennelong Cup has raised almost $60,000 to support the day and provide scholarships and funds to the charity organisations.

The Bennelong Cup is a great way for organisations to connect with Indigenous students and listen to their stories.

Teams enjoy a friendly but competitive game of touch football, followed by a two-course lunch and presentations by rugby league coaches including decorated head coach Des Hasler from the Manly Sea Eagles. Des will share his experiences in the game playing alongside and mentoring Indigenous players.

Attendees will also find out how they can support the great programs available to support Indigenous students in their transition from school to work.