The Brisbane Bullets made it six straight wins, as their charge to the NBL Finals continues – this time beating Melbourne United 87 points to 83
The win capped off an historic night in front of a near-sellout crowd at “The Armoury” at Nissan Arena in Brisbane marking the NBL’s Indigenous Round.
The NBL’s Indigenous Round not only honours the past Indigenous basketball heroes – but aims to generate a creating a greater understanding and awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their diverse cultures and rich histories.
Rork Projects is proud to be an Official Partner of the Brisbane Bullets and in particular the naming rights sponsor of the Bullets’ Indigenous Round.
Speaking at a special VIP event prior to tip-off, Rork Projects Co-owners Brian O’Rourke and John Paul Janke highlighted how important it was that Indigenous Businesses get being such initiatives as the NBL’s Indigenous Round.
“At Rork Projects we’re really excited to be in partnership with the Brisbane bullets – an iconic sporting brand – because for us it’s about celebrating Indigenous excellence.”
“We want to change the narrative of this country – through the work we do – and also in partnerships with the Brisbane Bullets to celebrate Indigenous excellence and to showcase that Indigenous Businesses can help with that change.”
“We not only want to celebrate excellence but we want all Australians to celebrate that fact that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the oldest living continuous culture on the planet,” they said.
Also speaking at the event was, Mick de Brenni MP, QLD Minister for Sport Minister who not only expressed his delight to see an Indigenous Business as sponsors of the Bullets and in particular the Indigenous Round – but complimented Rork on its engagement with the QLD Government through QBuild.
“Rork has just done the fit out for the QLD Government at the Logan TAFE project and if you get the chance to see that, not only will you see exemplary tradesman ship but also a great contribution to ensuring that Indigenous Queenslander can get good secure jobs in the construction sector,” he concluded.
The VIP event attracted Duncan Pegg MP State Member for Stretton, Peter McLoughlin – Headmaster of Marist Ashgrove and Andrea Collins (Wakka Wakka from Cherboug) Ms Collins represented Queensland in basketball and managed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman’s basketball tour of Canada and the US in 1988.