Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team announces 2013 Annual Fundraising Dinner

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By Community Rugby, ARU Media Unit

The Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team (LMRDT), in association with International Sports Tours, will host the Lloyd McDermott Annual Fundraising Dinner this March to raise funds for ongoing development of Rugby programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

The dinner, to be held in Sydney on Wednesday 27 March, will include special guest speaker, Michael Cheika, Head Coach of the HSBC Waratahs.

As a crucial development program for Australian Rugby, the night celebrates the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in sport and education.

All profits raised from the dinner will benefit the ongoing achievements of the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team, who are committed to promoting Rugby Union for young Aboriginal Men & Women.

Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team CEO, Tom Evans, said the annual fundraising dinner would once again be a fantastic celebration of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Rugby.

“I’m looking forward to the 2013 annual fundraising dinner to cap off yet another extremely successful year for Lloyd McDermott Rugby.

“The Lloyd McDermott team uses Rugby to help create opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

“All profits raised from the annual dinner support this initiative. It’s a great night and I encourage everyone to get along and help such a good cause for Australian Rugby,” Mr Evans said.

This year’s Lloyd McDermott Annual Fundraising Dinner will be held at Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, on Wednesday 27 March from 6.30pm and is proudly supported by Grays Online and Lion.  

The Team has established and is responsible for the running of several Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Rugby competitions and teams including The Eora warriors U10s, the U16 Santos National Indigenous Championships, the National Indigenous U18s Rugby tournament and the Ella Sevens Rugby tournament.

The LMRDT Indigenous Rugby Program creates a pathway for young talented Indigenous players who can then be selected for regional and national Rugby championships and tournaments, such as those listed above.

In association with the Australian Sports Commission and State Rugby Unions, LMRDT is also dedicated to the development of Indigenous Rugby Programs for school students in targeted communities and schools around regional Australia.

Bookings for the annual dinner can be made by filling in and returning the booking form here. For further details contact Fiona Regan at

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