Community Services Award Finalist

After winning the Aboriginal Health Award from the WA Public Health Association of Western Australia last November, Ngurra Kujungka was nominated as a finalist  in the Department of Local Government and Community Services Awards. Ngurra Kujungka was one of about one hundred applicants from across eight separate categories to nominate for the awards. Ngurra Kujungka was shortlisted

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Pilot School Holiday Program a Success

As part of the further development of Ngurra Kujungka and to continue to greatly assist in achieving the objectives of the communities, Ngurra Kujungka has ‘piloted’ the delivery of school holiday programs in both the January and April school holidays. January saw programs delivered in Nullagine, Punmu, Warralong and Parnngurr followed by programs in Kunawaritji and

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Softball WA guides Clinics and Coaching courses

In a further acknowledgement of the strong partnership with Softball WA, Ngurra Kujungka recently hosted Participation and Development Officer Saskia Kosterink to undertake school clinics and a level one coaching course in Marble Bar and Warralong. On the 3rd May Seniors ISDO Callan Hatchman and Saskia travelled to Marble Bar

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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