Thanks to a program partnership with VACSAL, Goolum Gollum Aboriginal Co-op and local sporting groups in Horsham, more than 1000 boys and girls from 57 teams with a supporter base of over 3000 friends and family from across Victoria got their chance to represent country and community at the state-wide carnival.
Since 2010, the carnival continues to bring together all the Aboriginal communities from across Victoria to strengthen and renew relationships, promote healthy active lifestyles and wellbeing, cultural, and create pathways into sport.
Congratulations to this year’s winners:
- Warma - U12 Football
- RMIT Diamonds - U12 Netball
- Warma - U15 Football
- Seven Sisters - U15 Netball
- Gulgurn Manja - U17 Football
- Laguntas Sisters - U17 Netball
The Indigenous Sport and Recreation Program aims to bridge cultural divides through sport and to create an inclusive sport and recreation environment of and accessible to Aboriginal Victorians.
The program also aims to:
- increase awareness within the sport and recreation industry of ways that it can be more inclusive of Aboriginal people
- increase access to sport and recreation opportunities by working with Aboriginal communities
- increase the involvement of Aboriginal people in the sport and recreation industry
- facilitate links between sport and recreation organisations, Aboriginal communities and other relevant agencies.