Western Desert League Round 1: Welcome to ‘the new kids on the block’

NGURRA KUJUNGKA’s 2016 Western Desert League had a rough start to Round One of the competition. While several mechanical issues with buses travelling to two venues failed to stop the season getting underway, they did cause the postponement of two fixtures. The start of the season saw the introduction of

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

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

Punmu Festival Highlights

WDL Round 1 Punmu Festival Ngurra Kujungka’s Western Desert League Round 1 was held in Punmu last week 6 – 9th April. In two very even competitions Kiwirrkurra reigned champions in both the AFL and Softball. Football Six teams took part in the football competition where every side played each

Rising standards and respect for rules feature at Nullagine

Ngurra Kujungka Western Desert League Round 2, 2014 – Nullagine Festival – Report by Callan Hatchman The 2014 Western Desert League season continued in July with participants, friends and families descending on Nullagine to continue their football and softball rivalries. The Ngurra Kujungka sports team of Dan Barnes, Callan Hatchman

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

Highlights & Surprises at Jigalong Festival

The 2014 Western Desert League season started with teams looking stronger, fitter and healthier. The Jigalong Festival was set to be a ferociously contested competition in both the softball and football. Members of the Jigalong football teams (the Eagles and Suns), together with assistance from other community members, were busy

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