Martu Sports Report No.16

After winning the Round Two Grand Final held in Nullagine in July, Kiwirrkurra were strong favourites to secure the 2014 Western Desert League Champions title on their home soil. With a freshly-graded and rolled red dirt softball pitch lay perfectly in waiting for a fierce competitor to nail a ground ball or

Lightening the load

Enormous resources, planning, energy and effort are poured into conducting each festival held in the seven communities that comprise the Western Desert League competition. In addition, considerable reliance is placed on the goodwill of local community members, and visiting volunteers. The Kiwirrkurra festival was no exception, while its remoteness added

Finalists share the honours

After winning the Round Two Grand Final held in Nullagine in July, Kiwirrkurra were strong favourites to secure the 2014 Western Desert League Champions title on their home soil. With a freshly-graded and rolled red dirt softball pitch lay perfectly in waiting for a fierce competitor to nail a ground

Season’s best on show at Kiwirrkurra

Reports by Indigenous Sports Development Officers: Callan Hatchman and Ebony HumbleThe closeness and excitement of the tussles, the passion fuelling individual and team performances, and a series of upset results saw the Western Desert League showcase its best qualities at the final festival for the year, held at Kiwirrkurra over

Martu Sports Online

A hot day in Telfer saw some very eager Punmu children’s eyes light up when they finally reached the big blue swimming pool at the Telfer Village. Some of the children, aged from 4 to 7 years, were experiencing a swimming pool for the first time in their lives, and

Nullagine Community Visit

Ngurra Kujungka Program Manager Dan Barnes and Development Officer Ebony Humble were warmly greeted as they arrived at the Nullagine and Irrungadji community in late October to deliver sport and recreation activities. After meeting with locally-based Recreation Officers Shaun Peterson and Annabell Landy, an evening basketball game was soon underway,

Punmu Sports Fun at Telfer

Staff and students from Punmu’s Rawa School travelled to Telfer in September for a day of sport and recreation. The children were thankful for the opportunity to utilise the impressive facilities available at Telfer. The day started with golf at the driving range. The high school kids showed their ability

Punmu Swimming Fun

A hot day in Telfer saw some very eager Punmu children’s eyes light up when they finally reached the big blue swimming pool at the Telfer Village. Some of the children, aged from 4 to 7 years, were experiencing a swimming pool for the first time in their lives, and

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