Clarence Valley Close the Gap 2022

On Thursday 2nd June 2022, Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation, along with a number of partners, hosted the Clarence Valley Close the Gap Day 2022. The day packed with over 900 school students was filled with activities, culture, language, and key messages from service providers on how we can all Close the Gap.

The official opening of the event was completed by Uncle Keith Randall, followed by a speech by Nyoka McLeay on the importance of Closing the Gap. The day promoted local culture and arts, and had key local entertainment, including Lennox Monaghan, Maanyung, Kerri McLeay and Bobby McLeay.

Uncle Keith Randall

NRL football stars Cody Walker, Shaq Mitchell, Braydon Trindall, James Roberts and Daine Laurie were all in attendance on the day to help promote the key messages, particularly how change starts with you.

NRL stars with a lucky prize winner

There were a number of service provides that made the day a fun and interactive event for all youth, including Headspace, Solid Mob, Bulgarr Ngaru, Clarence Valley Council and many more. Thank you to the volunteers who made the event possible, including groups such as Maclean Rotary Club.

Headspace Workers and volunteers

Lastly, we would like to thank all of our sponsors and partners who financially conributed to making this day possible.

Nungera Cooperative Society Limited, Koori Mail, Regional NSW, Aboriginal Affairs, National Indigenous Australians Agency, Clarence Valley Council, Bullinah Health Solid Mob, Carers NSW, NSW TAFE Yamba, Momentum Collective, Healthy North Coast, Many Rivers Family Violence Prevention Legal Service,Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation, Headspace Grafton, GNIBI Southern Cross University, Indigenous Australian Student Services, Australian Red Cross, Maclean Bowling Club and Gurehlgam Corporation.

If you would like to see more photos from the day, head to our Facebook Page.