Year 12 student sings moving Indigenous national anthem

NRL fans have praised a year 12 student’s moving Indigenous rendition of the Australian national anthem at Leichhardt Oval on Thursday night.

Rebecca Hatch, a HSC student from Campbelltown Performing Arts High School, kicked off the NRL’s Indigenous Round with the unique verse, complete with Aboriginal instruments behind her words.

With Wests Tigers and North Queensland Cowboys players lined up in their special Indigenous jerseys, Hatch continued on with the English verse – much like the Maori and English mix for New Zealand’s national anthem.

Moving and unique. Pic: Channel Nine

“Congratulations to Year 12 student, Rebecca Hatch,” Campbelltown PAHS wrote on Twitter.

“A beautiful rendition of the National Anthem for the NRL 2018 Indigenous round.”

Rugby league fans joined in the applause for the teenager, with some calling for the new verse to be adopted on a permanent basis: