The Chronicle

The Chronicle is a publication of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) which aims to showcase Aboriginal participation in sport.

The Department acknowledges the Aboriginal peoples of Western Australia as the traditional custodians of this land and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present.


Champions 2 Country brings sporting stars to the East Kimberley

Wednesday 12 Sep 2018

Young people in East Kimberley will have a chance to be inspired by Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallists as part of the annual Champions 2 Country tour, which starts today.

Creating opportunities for Aboriginal youth

Wednesday 27 Jun 2018

Across February Royal Life Saving Society WA offered an extended Bronze Medallion course for Aboriginal participants from the KOYA Aboriginal Corporation. The course was held at the Swan Park Leisure Centre with the aim of assisting young people develop their skills and open up new work opportunities.

FreeG says yes to flips, kicks and leaps

Wednesday 27 Jun 2018

Gymnastics WA has used a new freestyle gymnastics program called FreeG as a base from which to engage at risk youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Conference brings people and place together

Wednesday 27 Jun 2018

When Sport and Recreation (WA) held their annual conference at the department’s Point Walter campsite, it was the perfect opportunity to connect with the natural environment which started by an amazing and humbling smoking ceremony and welcome to country from two respected Aboriginal elders.

Local kids running for Little Athletics

Wednesday 27 Jun 2018

Nearly 100 children in Kununurra got to experience little athletics for the first time in April when they attended a free community come-and-try event.

Young Aboriginal women pitching home runs

Wednesday 27 Jun 2018

When 20 amazed young women from remote Western Desert communities entered the international standard Perth Softball Stadium in Perth their excitement was palpable.

Trainees meet Minister

Tuesday 26 Jun 2018

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray recently met with four of the recipients of the Wirrpanda Foundation’s Indigenous Sport and Recreation Traineeship.

Flying high at Nickey Winmar Cup

Tuesday 26 Jun 2018

Talent spotters were on the lookout when nearly 350 Aboriginal boys from around Western Australia took to the footy field for the annual Nicky Winmar Cup.

Fifth year a charm for Kirby Bentlet Cup

Tuesday 26 Jun 2018

With the interest in women’s football on the rise, it’s no surprise that more than 750 spectators turned out to watch the fifth annual Kirby Bentley Cup.

Be a true sport on and off the field

Tuesday 26 Jun 2018

True Sport reminds us of the true value that sport brings to our community. It’s about recognizing that the way we play together shapes the way we live together and it’s about realising that the values we learn while playing sport can be used both on and off the field.

Young aspiring netballers in Mandurah

Tuesday 26 Jun 2018

Close to 1000 netball players, coaches, volunteers and supporters came together in Mandurah for the 2018 Aboriginal Youth Gala Day.

Hitting a six at national cricket competition

Tuesday 26 Jun 2018

Western Australia’s best Aboriginal players finished third in their divisions at the 2018 National Indigenous Cricket Championships in Alice Springs earlier this year.

Regional water polo tour a taste of potential

Tuesday 26 Jun 2018

Over the past year, Water Polo WA has been committed to running regional community programs to spread both the influence and awareness of water polo around Western Australia.

Diving into the northern talent pool

Tuesday 26 Jun 2018

A Royal Life Saving Society (RLSSWA) program piloted in South Hedland and Roebourne is helping young girls build water awareness and offering the potential for local jobs.

NAIDOC growing each year

Monday 01 Jan 2018

The NAIDOC Netball Carnival has cemented itself as one of the largest Indigenous sporting events in the country.

Bold visions for the future

Tuesday 06 Oct 2015

Aboriginal children and young people have a significant role to play in the future prosperity of the State and their views must be used to better support their wellbeing and help them reach their potential, says the acting Commissioner for Children and Young People Jenni Perkins.

A city of royals are no match for a gang on wheels

Tuesday 06 Oct 2015

The 2015 Wheelies wheelchair basketball season in Geraldton came to a thrilling end with a grand final win to Gus’s Gang who defeated the City Royals 46 to 38.

New love for cricket in the Western Desert

Tuesday 06 Oct 2015

Could we be seeing the introduction of a new sport in the Western Desert?

Women make their mark on footy

Tuesday 06 Oct 2015

This year plenty of women also took to the footy field as part of the Kirby Bentley Cup.

Western Desret pitches its way to Perth

Tuesday 06 Oct 2015

Heads turned, faces amazed and eyes concentrated on reading the bold words “Western Desert Softball Tour” as a tight unit of black and red shirts entered the Softball WA headquarters for the first time.