The University of Newcastle is proud to partner with the Newcastle Knights.

For the past two years, the University has sponsored the Newcastle Knights' Indigenous round. With more than 1,500 Indigenous graduates, the University is deeply committed to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, wellbeing and educational opportunities.

“We’re excited to stand with the Newcastle Knights and the National Rugby League to celebrate and promote Indigenous culture,” said Pro Vice-Chancellor - Indigenous Strategy and Leadership, Nathan Towney.

The University of Newcastle also included the Newcastle Knights in a healthy living program run by Professor Phil Morgan. Former Knights players, Mark Hughes and Kurt Gidley participated with their daughters in the Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered Program. The Knights involvement in this session added significant value to the program's participants and to our local community.

Tyler Smith, 2020 Newcastle Knights Hunter Indigenous Artist, Mr Nathan Towney, Pro Vice-Chancellor - Indigenous Strategy and Leadership, Uncle Bill Smith, Awabakal Elder
Tyler Smith, 2020 Newcastle Knights Hunter Indigenous Artist, Mr Nathan Towney, Pro Vice-Chancellor - Indigenous Strategy and Leadership, Uncle Bill Smith, Awabakal Elder

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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.