Cecily and Yvonne Rankin talk culture and importance of National Reconciliation Week
As part of National Reconcilitaion Week, Cecily and Yvonne Rankin from Darwin Athletics Club describe what National Reconciliation Week means to them and what impact sport has had on them as individuals and as a community.
What does National Reconciliation week mean to you and your family?
The opportunity to recognise the traditional owners of the land, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
How can we learn more and help to educate others about reconciliation?
Attend cultural events, and talk to others to understand their culture and why it is important to them.
Tell us about your involvement in sport as a (volunteer, athlete etc)?
As an athlete and it brings me pride running and representing my culture. In athletics people accept me for who I am and where I come from.
I really enjoy competing and improving my times.
What impact has sport had on you?
Sport has opened up so many opportunity’s that I had never had or knew about before. I have travelled interstate, made new friends and I have learnt a lot about being focused, being healthy and hard work. Sport has keep me busy and keeps me out of trouble.