WHEN Oakhill College's First XV played in Argentina last month, they wore their first indigenous training jersey.
Students Jordan and Harrison Goddard are both Darug custodians who believe collaborating with the local Aboriginal community on a shared project encourages acceptance of diversity in society.
The brothers, together with Aboriginal educator Chris Tobin, the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team and college staff, have designed a jersey that reflects both the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and tradition and the Lasallian ethos of the school.
The Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team promotes rugby union for young Aboriginal men and women and encourages a balance between education and sport.
Harrison is in this year's NSW under-16s.
The jersey supports the college's new strategic plan, Reaching Out Touching Hearts: A Future Full of Hope.
Buying a jersey will also help indigenous students at the college to develop their talents and to be role models for the wider Aboriginal community.
These young men and women have been committed to educating staff and students within the college about the country of their ancestors.