Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Program

Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Program

Developing the sports skills of indigenous athletes by providing scholarships to assist in the sporting aspects of their education.


The Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team - or 'Lloydies' as it is known- was founded more than 20 years ago with a mission to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in Rugby.


Since then it has evolved to include the popular Ella Sevens Tournaments in Coffs Harbour, Cairns and Brisbane, youth sevens rugby programs, strong women's and men's national teams, a schoolgirls development camp in Alice Springs, men's touring teams who travel the world and a local club- the Eora Warriors for disadvantaged U8s and U12s based out of the NCIE in Redfern.


The mission of all the programs is to use Rugby as a tool to provide opportunities and education to enrich the lives of young Indigenous males and females.

  • Rugby Union

Your donation to this project is tax deductible

The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) is the only deductible gift recipient for sport in Australia. This means that donations of $2 or more to approved projects on our website are tax deductible. Shortly after making your donation, you'll receive an official receipt from the ASF that you can use in your income tax return. If you have any questions about your donation, please visit https://asf.org.au/faqs

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City Tattersalls Group

Skindogs R.U.F.C.

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Sam La Rocca

Keep up the great work!

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sami chamoun

go the Skindogs RUFC

$1,515.00

Jessica Coombes

This donation is on behalf of Pip Lowe who passed ...

$254.48

This donation is on behalf of Pip Lowe who passed away before Christmas. Lloyd McDermott was a dear friend of hers, and she was a dear friend of ours.

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Your donation to this project is tax deductible

The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) is the only deductible gift recipient for sport in Australia. This means that donations of $2 or more to approved projects on our website are tax deductible. Shortly after making your donation, you'll receive an official receipt from the ASF that you can use in your income tax return. If you have any questions about your donation, please visit https://asf.org.au/faqs