The Chronicle

The Chronicle is a regular newsletter of the Aboriginal Sport Program.


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.

Sport helps cultures and youth meet

Tuesday 06 Oct 2015

Sport was the vehicle for friendship and cross-cultural sharing during the first 2015 Friendship Games in Perth.

State Netball Centre celebrate NAIDOC Week

Monday 05 Oct 2015

Record numbers of players turned out for the 11th NAIDOC Netball Carnival.

Showing off skills on hallowed ground

Monday 05 Oct 2015

Two teams from regional WA got a chance to play on the ground of their heroes and open an AFL game.

Seriously raising the bar

Monday 05 Oct 2015

Earlier this year 36 athletes from around Australia were chosen to attend the inaugural Raise the Bar Academy and Geraldton’s Dainira Papertalk headed to Melbourne for four days.

Eagles support for Carnarvon community

Monday 05 Oct 2015

Earlier this year members of the West Coast Eagles squad visited Carnarvon after it was ravaged by Cyclone Olwyn.

DSR celebrates NAIDOC Week

Monday 05 Oct 2015

The Department of Sport and Recreation celebrated NAIDOC Week with a number of memorable events which staff were invited to attend.

Locals tee off for better health

Monday 05 Oct 2015

Hosting a national golfing event in their backyard has allowed a local golf club to draw attention to their sport and encourage others to participate.

Carnival shows young footy players the way

Monday 05 Oct 2015

Talented Aboriginal footy players put their skills on show in Mandurah during the Nicky Winmar Carnival.

Women’s football celebrated in exhibition

Friday 29 May 2015

Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies has officially opened Bounce Down: Women's Australian Rules Football Centenary – an exhibition at the State Library of Western Australia, celebrating 100 years of women playing Australian Rules Football in WA.

Girls go surfing

Wednesday 07 May 2014

Primary school students from Bluff Point braved early mornings to learn how to surf.

Talent unearthed at footy carnival

Wednesday 07 May 2014

Talented Aboriginal footy players take to the field at the 2014 Nicky Winmar Carnival.

Netball carnival shoots goals

Wednesday 07 May 2014

A highlight on any young local netball player’s calendar is the annual NAIDOC Netball Carnival.

Bailey is indigenous cricketer of the year

Wednesday 07 May 2014

Western Australia all-rounder Michael Bailey has been named the Lord’s Taverners Indigenous Cricketer of the Year for 2013-14.

Avon West cricket

Wednesday 07 May 2014

The Avon West Cricket Academy has launched a program in Northam, aimed at engaging local Indigenous kids in cricket.