Koori girls get call to catwalk
By Jamie Brown A HANDFUL of Koori beauties will help open the 37th NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knock-out on Friday, September 28. And there are a few places remaining for keen young women. The showcase, as it is being billed, is open to local Aboriginal women aged 16-18 who will parade fashions alongside their sisters from Moree and Sydney. "There's nothing like this going on in Lismore apart from NAIDOC week," explained organiser Naomi Moran. "This sort of event makes the girls proud of themselves. It gives the girls confidence. "There's a lot going on for the boys with sports and footy clubs. But not all the girls get involved in sport. "They like to look pretty and they do it well." Coraki's Kursty Williams is an exception, and will play tackle footy at the knockout with a Casino girl's team. "I normally play half back," said the slender 17-year-old Evans River High senior. "But I think I'll stick to the wing in that game. There's going to be some big girls playing." The experienced model said the best thing about being a Koori was family. She will be cheering on a multitude of cousins playing on teams from Newcastle, to the border and west to Armidale. For Lismore teenager Mariah Kennedy, the showcase will be a new experience and she doesn't know quite what to expect. Goonellabah's Hope Jacky, a Kadina High student, said she decided to take part in the showcase because she enjoyed dressing up. The fashion showcase needs shops to sponsor the event by lending clothing to be modelled. Interested businesses and girls keen to take part can phone Naomi on 0405 680 496.