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Thirty members of the Indigenous Netball Academy were recently invited to breakfast in Geraldton to hear two inspirational women speak about the importance of education, sport, health and general wellbeing.
More culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) and indigenous young people will be able to get involved in sports in the north-west metropolitan region with the launch of a new sports program.
A new program this year will encourage Aboriginal junior players turning 13, 14 and 15 years of age within the Peel District Junior Football League and their families to participate and develop lifelong associations with the game.
Indigenous youths from across the state will put their football talent on show next month at the 2012 Nicky Winmar Carnival.
NAIDOC Day celebrations at Bluff Point Primary School in November saw students, teachers and parents take part in cultural, sporting, history and arts based activities.
In 2010/11 the Kimberley region experienced its biggest and longest wet season in 25 years, the resultant flooding in March 2011 wiping out the Aboriginal Community of Warmun, 200 kilometres south of Kununurra.
There is so much for sport and recreation clubs to gain by encouraging people from diverse backgrounds to join and participate, and this month those in the Peel region will be given some pointers on how to best go about it.
Teams from across Nyoongar Country competed in the 3rd Annual Indigenous Grassroots Gala Day at the Mandurah Netball Association.
Fourteen 15 and 16 year old boys from the Mid West region were recently selected to represent WA at a national carnival in Alice Springs.
The inaugural Yamatji Indigenous Round in the Great Nothern and North Midlands football leagues was a great opportunity to honour past and present Aboriginal players in these regions.
A team of nine role models recently travelled out to the Murchison region to deliver school clinics and run after school activities as part of the Week 8 program.
It was more than a netball passed between players of the 50 teams that gathered at the Southern Districts Netball Association in Langford on Wednesday 13 July, there was also an ample amount of NAIDOC Week spirit.
Members of the Warmun Aboriginal Community today held a day of celebration to mark their return home after flooding forced the evacuation of all residents in March.
Check out what the Nyoongar Sports Association (NSA) has planned for these school holidays.
The goal is to celebrate diversity and bring together communities so what better than two teams playing a game of AFL football in the name of the Harmony Cup?
A cultural recreation program run by the Department of Sport and Recreation Indigenous Sports Unit gave Aboriginal children the opportunity to step inside Wardandi and Bibbulmun shoes and experience the sights, sounds, tastes and Country that the Noongar people of Australia's South West have enjoyed for almost 50,000 years.
For the past six years, Clontarf Football Academies around the state have met on neutral ground in Exmouth to play off for the Sid Dale Memorial Shield.
The Community Participation Branch of the Department of Sport and Recreation uses a ‘community development’ approach as a key strategy in its quest to enhance community inclusion.
After missing out on a carnival in 2010, Parnngurr were all set to host Round 1 of the Western Desert League (WDL) in 2011.
Exit Parnngurr Carnival 7.30pm on Saturday night the 7th of May. An excited team, the Western Desert Warriors made up of Martu from Warralong, Punmu, Nullagine and Parnngurr made their way as far as Kumarina roadhouse on the journey to Perth for the Western Desert Shield match.
The hugely successful Midnight Basketball program will bounce back into the City of Armadale on Saturday 21 May.
Mirrabooka's Edmund Rice Centre is looking for players aged 12–18 years old from an Aboriginal background to join its soccer team, Edmund Rice Centre United.
Ever thought of giving back to the community as a volunteer? We need you on the Midland Midnight Basketball team. We are looking for volunteers to help on any, or all, of the tournament nights in a variety of roles.
Ten enthusiastic ladies were put through their paces at a netball coaching and umpiring course at Lords Sports Stadium in Subiaco.
There was a huge amount of fun to be had in some of Western Australia’s smaller communities during the January school holidays.
Melanie Thomas is the latest person to join the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) team as Project Officer with the Indigenous Sport Unit.
When Garnduwa, with the support of the Halls Creek Shire Youth Services, put on a basketball competition for young women in Halls Creek in January, there was no shortage of willing participants.
Tyson McEwan and Sofie Coffin took out the Fairest and Best Awards at the recent Geraldton Junior Water Polo Association presentation night.
The two have excelled this year, in what can be described as a non-traditional sport for Aboriginal people.
Four members of the Narrogin community headed to Perth this week for an Aboriginal Seniors Activity and Information Day run by the Seniors Recreation Council (SRC) and the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR).
This year's Gnoonie Cup match at Mandurah's Rushton Park was played in honour of brothers who lost their lives in a tragic accident.
Some of Western Australia’s best young, Indigenous football talent was on display during the Nicky Winmar 16’s and under Aboriginal Football Carnival.
From the 6-8 of October, the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) ventured out to the remote Aboriginal community of Karalundi to run a Bronze Medallion course for the local community members.
Football West representatives Kerry Henry and Nelson Filipe took the Indigenous Football Program to the East Kimberley in September.
Members of the Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service’s Heart Health Program have demonstrated that a little imagination can go a long way; it might even take you to Broome.
Maylands Cricket Club has introduced two female teams (B Grade WACA competition) and Yorgas interested in playing are welcome.
The next eight-week Midnight Basketball tournament for Armadale starts on Saturday 23 October at Armadale Arena on Townley Street.
Four talented men from the remote communities of Punmu and Jigalong in the Western Desert were selected to play for Swan Districts in the WAFL Reserves match against Peel Thunder.
A video of NAIDOC Netball Carnival 2010
Young Aboriginal footballers from across Western Australia will take to the field in the name of a football great to vie for the Nicky Winmar Cup.
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The City of Armadale is calling for volunteers to be a part of the second season of Armadale Midnight Basketball – the successful Saturday night youth sport and activity program.
As America's population become more diverse, will its changes be reflected in park visitors? With the imminent release of the latest comprehensive study of park visitation demographics, new leadership at the Department of the Interior and the Park Service refocuses the complex debate over the whys and what-to-dos about the longstanding under-representation of minorities in the parks. (National Parks Magazine, National Parks Conservation Association, US)
Australia’s love affair with the sport of AFL is so strong most probably couldn’t imagine their passion for the sport being eclipsed, but out in the Western Desert region of Western Australia, sport seems to take on an even greater meaning.
This year's coming together at Langford of netballers from various regions across Western Australia was a fitting celebration of NAIDOC Week that highlighted the passion for sport and recreation amongst Indigenous Western Australians, said Department of Sport and Recreation Director General Ron Alexander.
The Australian Boomers training camp in Perth last week provided an opportunity for participants of the Midland Midnight Basketball program to meet NBA superstars Patty Mills and Nathan Jawai.
Saturday 12 June marked the end of another successful Midnight Basketball tournament in Midland, culminating with an exciting grand final night on the courts at Swan Park Leisure Centre.
Round 9 was the AFL’s Indigenous Round – a round that celebrates the contribution of Indigenous players to the game of Australian Rules football.
Round 9 marks the AFL's Indigenous Round and will see the Yamatji Sharks and Nyoongar Country 16 and Under teams face off in a Stephen Michael Cup Curtain Raiser before the West Coast Eagles versus St Kilda game at Subiaco Oval.
The AASC program in WA recently partnered with the Department of Sport and Recreation’s (DSR) Indigenous Sports Program (ISP) to provide a professional development session with Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers (AIEO) from the Warren/Blackwood region of the state.
Indigenous seniors attended an Aboriginal Seniors Activity and Information Day (ASAID) in Belmont recently, where they participated in a wide range of fun activities.
Over the 09/10 summer Indigenous youth in Geraldton have been getting a taste of sun, surf and sand through an initiative supported by Surf Lifesaving WA and the Department of Sport and Recreation.
Western Australia has won the Imparja Cup for the first time after defeating New South Wales in the final by five wickets. WA was undefeated throughout the tournament, which is contested annually by the nation’s best Indigenous cricketers.
When thinking about Indigenous participation in sport, baseball isn’t one of the first things to come to mind. Thanks to the efforts of two young men from Belmont that might be about to change.
The Mid West Indigenous Netball Academy has been shooting goals for Indigenous girls in the Mid West region for five years, and now has a new force behind it with the appointment of Coordinator Leonie McEwan.
It will play a vital role in keeping Indigenous netball players on the court and provide opportunities to help them reach new heights in the sport, and it needs your help.
If Australia wins the right to host soccer’s World Cup in 2018 (and it seems the game’s governing body, Football Federation Australia, is going to put in a strong bid), could 14-year-old Jacob Collard be out there wearing the green and gold as a representative for his country?
A quarter of a century of hitting a little white plastic ball back and forth across a tennis table paid off for Derbarl Yerrigan Stolen Generation Officer Edward Brown when he landed a silver medal at the World Transplant Games on the Gold Coast in August.
For a girl who stands just five foot three inches in her bare feet and weighs in at 49 kilograms, Derbarl Yerrigan receptionist Amla Sathasivam packs one heck of a punch.
The evaluation of the Indigenous Sport Program is an investigation and reporting process on the current status of the program from the perspective of the current partners and stakeholders.
The Department of Sport and Recreation, Netball WA and Athletics WA are seeking Aboriginal people wanting to undertake coaching in 2010.
With a newly-proposed tee-ball season approaching in Carnarvon, local Indigenous Sports Development Officer (ISDO) Keno Phillips recently initiated a Level 0 Coaching Course for the sport.
The Be Active Regional Athletic Championships once again took place in Fitzroy Crossing from 9–10 September 2009 with approximately 110 athletes competing from across the Kimberley region.
Profiles of two Indigenous young people participating in sport and recreation that feature in the Summer 2009/10 edition of The Chronicle – Bobbie Ray and Deanni Cowen.
The Annual Gascoyne Kickstarters Riverdash is a three day event of motorcycles, buggies and four wheel drives that ride over 500 kilometres through the harshest and most rugged parts of the Gascoyne, including through the Gascoyne River bed.
Presentation given for Premier's Awards 09.
A mature age “Wongi” woman, Christine Donaldson recently moved from Perth back to Kalgoorlie after securing her new job as Indigenous Sports Development Officer (ISDO) for the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) Goldfields office.
The annual Great Southern Junior Golf Championship held on Friday 11 September 2009, was the culmination of a series of coaching clinics and attracted approximately 82 juniors under 18 years of age.
The exciting talent of Western Australia’s Indigenous youth will be showcased during a 16’s Indigenous Carnival at Bendigo Bank Stadium (Rushton Park) next Wednesday 30 September 2009.
People come from far and wide to attend the Aboriginal Seniors Activity Information Day (ASAID) when seniors get together to learn new information about health and join in recreation activities not usually experienced by the group.
Twelve of the best young Indigenous netball talents Western Australia has to offer and three coaches travelled to Brisbane in July (13th–17th) to hone their skills at a five-day State Indigenous Netball Development Camp.
Julie Jackson in the latest person to join the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) team in the role of Indigenous Sport Development Officer (ISDO).
Football West, Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Department of Sport and Recreation Indigenous Sport Unit have teamed up to introduce a new initiative to the Indigenous Community of Western Australia.
Western Australia (Maali) finished fourth in the inaugural Indigenous Football festival held in Townsville, Queensland from the 3–8 July 2009.
The circus recently came to town in Burringurrah and Gascoyne Junction and local children were the stars of the show.
It was Ashley Spratt‘s unbounding energy that made people recognise talent to be proven not just on the sporting field.
The Department of Sport and Recreation is committed to supporting the development of a diverse sport and recreation system that
encourages participation, develops talent and contributes to the health and wellbeing of all Indigenous people.
This year's Western Desert Shield match proved to be the closest and most exciting in recent years, with the game ending in a draw.
A chance to compete against teams from across Western Australia in the spirit of NAIDOC Week was too good an opportunity to pass for a record breaking number of competitors at this year’s NAIDOC Netball Carnival.
Congratulations to Nyoongar Sports Association Sports Development Officer Gavin Mallard, who was a finalist for the WA Citizen of the Year youth award.
A video of NAIDOC Netball Carnival 2009.
Harmony Day 2009 once again saw students from the Indigenous Tennis Program gather at the State Tennis Centre to put their newly-acquired skills into practice for the annual Indigenous Interschool Tennis Tournament.
The Aboriginal Seniors Activity/Information Day held at Mundaring’s Hub of the Hills during May was very successful, with 78 Aboriginal Elders in attendance.
A grassroots netball program targeting teenagers and supportive adults has expanded this year to four centres in southern Western Australia.
The anticipation of the AFL’s Indigenous round was that much greater for 44 young Indigenous footballers who played the curtain-raiser match preceding the West Coast Eagles v Collingwood game at Subiaco Oval on Saturday 23 May.
It's Friday 10 July 2009, and on the Point Walter foreshore with the Perth city skyline as the backdrop a select group of young footballers from the Western Desert are preparing for the AFL football game of their lives.
The Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) and Central TAFE have worked out a way to get more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people working in the fitness industry.
For the communities of the
Kullarri region, the Western Desert region and
the Tjurabalan region (COAG East Kimberley Trial Site)
A team of Indigenous cricketers hailing from regions including Geraldton, Beverley, Albany and Peel, has defeated Albany to be crowned B Section winners in the 2009 CSBP Country Week Cricket Carnival 2009.
Gascoyne’s women’s football team, the “Young Guns U25s” outclassed the ”All-Stars Over 25s” in the annual curtain-raiser to the Colts Grand Final.
During April, Geraldton’s school students were treated to some spectacular skateboarding, thanks to “local” boy Aaron Nannup and the West Coast Safari Group.
Once again, they came in their hundreds, from hundreds of kilometres away. They’d been doing it for years, some of them for the past two decades.
About 300 netballers hit the court for a celebration of culture at the National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Celebration (NAIDOC) Week Netball Carnival in Perth.
More than 250 Mandurah locals turned up to support the Peel Indigenous Football team against the Bunbury Clontarf Football Academy team in a match organised as part of the Little Nippers’ Children Festival on 19 October.
A ground-breaking partnership between the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) and Newcrest Mining Ltd has seen former Collingwood AFL player Tristen Walker enlisted to help communities in the Western Desert achieve their own goals in sport and recreation.
A national Indigenous Sport Development Officers (ISDO) Conference held in Adelaide in February gathered
ISDOs from all over Australia to provide networking, workshops, and opportunities to share ideas.
Indigenous Sport Development Officer
The appointment of a new Indigenous Sports Development Officer
(ISDO) is one of the immediate and exciting outcomes of a major
review into the sport and recreation services and opportunities
available to Indigenous communities throughout the Western
Students from the 2008 Indigenous Tennis Program gathered at the
State Tennis Centre at Burswood on Harmony Day, 19 March, to put
their newly-acquired skills into practice for the annual Indigenous
Interschool Tennis Tournament.
The anticipation of the AFL’s Indigenous round was that much greater
for 44 young Indigenous footballers who played the “curtain-raiser”
before the West Coast Eagles v Adelaide Crows game at Subiaco Oval
on Saturday 24 May.
Aaron Nannup is an international skater who has appeared in national skate magazine Skate Australia and also in international skate magazines as a testament to his skills and ability.
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