Medibank Funding for Ngurra Kujungka

Ngurra Kujungka has been successful in receiving funding through the Medibank Community Grants. The funding will help support the implementation of a structured junior competition as part of the existing Western Desert League. Ngurra Kujungka’s  application was selected in a shortlisted group of 19 from more than 300 applications received from organisations throughout Australia. The shortlisted 19 applications were then

Ngurra Kujungka wins award

Ngurra Kujungka has been recognized for its work in remote indigenous communities by being awarded the Public Health Association Australia (PHAA) – WA Branch, Aboriginal Health Award. The award recognises Ngurra Kujungka’s continued dedication and contribution to improved health outcomes in Aboriginal communities. Program Manager – Dan Barnes, pictured with

Basketball attracts record numbers

The Perth Redbacks Basketball Association has completed a successful year of basketball clinics while becoming the first State sporting association to visit all Western Desert communities. On their final visit for the year, Development Officer Joel Wagner and junior coach Emily Harris travelled to Parnngurr and Jigalong communities. Ngurra Kujungka

Netball goes through the hoops

The skill and technique levels of children in the Western Desert constantly surprises visitors – and, the children’s ability to adapt to netball is no exception. As Ngurra Kujungka continues to develop its partnerships with State sporting associations, a recent trip to Punmu, Kunawarritji and Kiwirrkurra saw Netball WA community

Warralong Festival Finale to Season 2015

The Ngurra Kujungka Western Desert League (WDL) 2015 Champions would be decided at the Warralong Festival, with all teams hoping to secure bragging rights for another year of battles on both football and softball fields. The Warralong Festival brought to a head competition that had been running through two previous carnivals in Punmu and Nullagine. Warralong sat atop the football ladder, while

Cricket a ‘Big Hit’ again!

The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) visited the Western Desert for the second time this year travelling to Punmu, Kunawarritji and Kiwirrkurra communities. WACA representatives Matt and Anton travelled with Ngurra Kujungka staff Dan and Ebony to three of the most remote communities in the state and country. First stop

Communities warm up their softball skills for the Nullagine Festival

Mid June saw indigenous sport development officer Ebony travel west to deliver softball clinics in preparation for the upcoming Nullagine festival. First stop was Warralong community who were excited to see the troop carrier arrive at the school gates for an afternoon of sport. Clinics were shortly underway with the

Nullagine Festival showcases action on and off the field

High quality skills displayed across several football and softball games, amazing upset results, strong health messaging from several service providers, and a well-run competition were features of Ngurra Kujungka’s second Western Desert League Sports Festival for the year, this time held in Nullagine in early July. Teams from across the

Ngurra Kujungka wins G4G grant

Thank you to the Australian Sports foundation for providing funding through their Giving 4 Grassroots grant. Ngurra Kujungka have been able to introduce new sports to Western Desert as part of their remote community visits. The funding has provided rugby union, cricket, basketball, hockey and athletic equipment which will be utilised

Kunawarritji and Kiwirrkurra show off their basketball skills

With round one of the Western Desert league fast approaching, Dan and Ebony set of for their last community visit before the Western Desert communities would meet in Punmu from April 6-9. With kid sport a priority, a youth basketball competition will be trialled each morning of the four day festival.

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