{{title}} Bendigo Bank Stadium in Mandurah, WA.

Kimberley Spirit Players Test Themselves In Perth

There is no bigger test for a young Kimberley footballer than travelling to Perth in the middle of Winter to play footy against some of WA's best U/19 aged country footballers.  That's exactly what four of the Kimberley Spirit Football Academies best talents did last week after being selected from the "2018 Smarter Than Smoking Kimberley Colts Football Championships". Keifan Rogers (Kununurra), Jai Long (Halls Creek), Quentin "Junior" Shandley (Fitzroy Crossing) and Joharn Jack (Broome) all made the trip down for the 2018 CBH Country Colts Championships (part of the 2018 Landmark WA Country Football Championships).  Like in 2017, the Great Southern Storm Footb...

{{title}} 2018 Kimberley Colts Champions Central Kimberley Football League

2018 Smarter Than Smoking Kimberley Colts Football Championship

The 2018 Smarter Than Smoking Kimberley Colts Football Championships was held in Fitzroy Crossing over the June long weekend (June 2 & June 3). The Championships involved four U/19’s male football teams (West Kimberley, Central Kimberley, Halls Creek / Kutjunka and East Kimberley) competing across the two days and showcasing their football talent. All parts of the Kimberley were represented on the weekend with players coming from the following towns and communities: Bidyadanga, Broome, Mowanjum, Derby, Looma, Fitzroy Crossing, Yiramalay, Noonkanbah, Wangkatjunka, Muludja, Bayulu, Yiyilli, Halls Creek, Ringer Soak, Billiluna, Mulan, Balgo, Warmun, Kununurra and Wyndham. T...

{{title}} The group in their Leadership Camp shirts

Smarter Than Smoking West Kimberley Young Men's Leadership Camp

Garnduwa’s West Kimberley Young Men's Leadership Camp sponsored by Smarter Than Smoking was held on the 3rd – 6th May 2018, with great success. We had a fantastic turn out of participants from a range of communities across the West Kimberley including Fitzroy Crossing, Joy Springs, Bidyadanga, Beagle Bay, Looma and Broome. We were also lucky enough to have Sam Wallace and 3 young men from Christ Church Grammar School come along and take part in the camp. The Camp which was held at Arrow Pearl Farm in Beagle Bay on the Dampier Peninsula is designed to reward and upskill young leaders within their respective communities. Young Men are nominated based on their participation in Garndu...

{{title}} The players getting together after a good day of football

Peninsula Football League - Round 1

The first round of Peninsula Football League is underway! On Friday 11th May the PFL kicked off the first round of the carnival. The first round was located at Beagle Bay Community oval, the game was a spectacular one as the kids played fantastic football showing off their skills. The teams that competed were One Arm Point, Christ The King and Sacred Heart. Each school has selected a group of young kids from years 4-6 who attend Garnduwa activities and are doing well in school. One Arm Point and Christ The King joined up to play against the Beagle Bays Sacred Heart School. The game was competitive as both teams went back and forth kicking goals and showing off their deadly ski...

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Aussie Hoops in Yandeyarra

Term 1 Garnduwa got the opportunity to work with the Yandeyarra School, to deliver Aussie Hoops. The students and teachers got the chance learn new and refresh skills and fundamentals of Basketball. Our weekly visit introduced new but old skills using the right techniques on a half sized basketball court. We had students from kindy to year 12, having a go mostly have fun, shooting, lay-ups, dribbling, ball handling and defence.  The students informed the GAW crew they would use the skills at the Basketball Carnival.  Thanks to the Yandeyarra Remote school for supporting our 6 weeks delivery at your school.

Youth Hub Camp

In March Garnduwa and Marra Worra Worra took 5 young people away on camp to the back of Yiyili on amazing Gooniyandi country. We left Friday afternoon for the long drive across amazing country to arrive at our camp for the night. The youth set up and gathered wood for fire. We did some team building activities after dinner which helped us get to know and understand each other a little more. The next day was spent fishing and hunting and cooling ourselves down in the beautiful river. We are looking forward to planning or next camp for term 2.   Garnduwa would like to thank our funding bodies and supporters across the Valley. The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Com...

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Bike Program

In collaboration with Marra Worra Worra Garnduwa have been running a bike riding after school program. Originally to get youth ready to do the Gibb Challenge this year. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the grant we applied for so the group have decided to come up with a plan b. Stay tuned. Meanwhile the youth keep braving the 40 plus degree afternoons on the bikes and ride 13km or more to increase their fitness and have a laugh with friends. The group is open to 14-24 year olds. So if you are keen to have a ride come join us.

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Social and Emotional Wellbeing Workshops

This term Garnduwa’s Youth Hub Coordinator Dominique Smith visited Muludja and Bayulu schools to deliver a short social and emotional wellbeing workshop. This was paired with the Aussie Hoops sessions being run at the school by Garnduwa’s Active Communities Coordinator Joey Webb. The purpose of the workshops was to increase Muludja and Bayulu students understanding of team work, sharing and problem solving. The first week the students made ‘chaos cupcakes’ they were tasked with making cupcakes with no instructions, recipes or rules. The following week they were given a recipe, roles and responsibilities and they made ‘perfect cupcakes’. These challenges were a test of their listening skills and t...

{{title}} Broome Regional Hub & Fitzroy Valley Regional Hub Post Match

Round 1 Inter-Hub Matches Kick Off

On Saturday March 24, the U/16's component of the Kimberley Spirit Football Academy seen Round 1 of 2018's Inter-Hub matches take place. The first match was played in Derby with Broome's Regional Hub (including Bidyadanga players) and Fitzroy Valley's Regional Hub (including Looma and Derby players) coming together for the occasion. Both teams were strongly led with Nathan Smith (Head Coach) taking care of Broome (with assistance from Simon Stevenson and Brad Ley) while Fitzroy Valley's Regional Hub was coached by Ian Brown. The second match for the day was played in Warmun between the Kununurra and Halls Creek Regional Hub's (including players from Warmun and Wyndham). Garndu...