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St George Illawarra Dragons centre Dylan Farrell was amongst the guests in attendance at the unveiling of a unique initiative involving local indigenous artists and school children at Corrimal Cougars Rugby League Club on Monday.

In the planning for many months, the spectacular mural reflects the local area and the Cougars club, through the eyes of the local indigenous community.

Local indigenous artist, Zachary Bennett-Brook, founder of Saltwater Dreamtime, directed the project and was assisted in mentoring students at Corrimal and Woonona High Schools who have contributed to the project by teachers Paul Zubovic (Woonona High School) and Joel Foster (Corrimal High School).

Corrimal Cougars President Dave Adams was excited to see this initiative reach its unveiling.

“The concept has taken many months to get to this unveiling, but has been enthusiastically supported by the indigenous members of the community, in particular Zac and the students involved," said Adams. 

"The end result is something that we as a club can share with all those who visit Ziems Park, and that the local community can take pride in.

"The Corrimal Rugby League club has been in existence since 1912, and provided many local youth the opportunity to play at the highest levels of the game, and to represent their local community.

"This project is a great representation of the club’s link to the local indigenous community, who have provided some exceptionally talented players to the Cougars over many years."

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St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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