Parrtjima – to become the backdrop for the 2021 NRL Indigenous Round.

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Fox Sports travelled to the Red Centre to film NRL legend Josh Addo-Carr when he was in Alice Springs (Mparntwe) as a speaker at this year’s Parrtjima. A Gunggandji, Birrbay and Wiradjuri man from New South Wales, Josh was joined by the Territory’s Danzal Baker OAM, aka Baker Boy. A Yolngu man, Baker Boy performed at Parrtjima in 2019 and since then has been awarded Young Australian of the Year. He continues to take Australia’s hip-hop scene by storm.

The two took part in filming at Parrtjima, and at iconic Simpsons Gap. They hope their involvement in the campaign will help celebrate the contribution of Indigenous athletes to sport all over Australia. The coverage also includes Aboriginal Territory-born Fox League presenter Hannah Hollis interviewing Parrtjima Curator Rhoda Roberts.

“I feel honoured to have been involved in this year’s Parrtjima, and to be a face of Fox League’s Indigenous Round campaign,” Josh said. “It’s so important to recognise the contribution of Indigenous athletes, our culture and how we’ve helped shape the game – I hope I can inspire the next generation of sporting stars to work hard and realise anything is possible if you put your mind to it.”

While at Parrtjima, Baker Boy sat down for an exclusive chat with Rhoda. He said his Parrtjima experience was incredible.

“It’s been a huge honour to be a part of the campaign for the NRL and AFL Indigenous rounds! It was amazing to head up to Alice Springs to film this incredible promo, and to meet Josh (Addo-Carr), the whole experience just had a really special feeling, like we were making something pretty iconic,” he said. “I grew up watching and playing both AFL and NRL so it’s a massive privilege to hear my music alongside some of the greats of both games, a real dream come true.”

Watch Baker Boy’s interview with Rhoda here.

Watch Josh’s Parrtjima talk with Rhoda here.