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Touch footy in the Valley

Garnduwa Staff and the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley have collaborated to  run a casual Touch Footy night on Mondays in the Valley. Based on the Rugby format, players of all ages and skill levels are welcome to come down and try out a different sport, get a little fitness in and make new friends at the same time. The game starts at 05:30pm, any questions, please contact the Garnduwa office for any queries.

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Future For Halls Creek Footy Looking Brighter

The Kimberley Spirit Football Academy has had a great start to 2018 which is mainly due to the quality coaches that have joined the team. The most recent addition to the Kimberley Spirit Football Academy coaching team is Craig Kimberley. Craig will be taking on the role of Head Coach with the Halls Creek Regional Hub (AFL U/16's). The Halls Creek Regional Hub is for talented footballers aged between 11 to 16 who reside in Halls Creek or surrounding communities. Craig has had success at different levels of football all over Australia including: - 1993 Premiership in the HDFL. - 1996 Senior Coach of the year - Victoria Country Zone. - 2006 Coach of the Sunshine Coast ...

2018 Kimberley Spirit Football Academy - Coaching Appointments

The Kimberley Spirit Football Academy has seen several quality WAFL/AFL players go through it's programs and this is set to continue in 2018 with multiple new coaches joining the team. Kimberley Spirit U/19's Head Coach - Clint Ernst The U/19's program has received a boost with Clint Ernst being appointed the Head Coach for 2018. Clint's role will involve leading the 2018 Kimberley Spirit U/19's team in the KRSP Cup Camp which will take place in Kununurra from March 2 to March 5. Other responsibilities also include identifying talented players across the 2018 season in local competitions, Kimberley Colts Championships (June 2 - 4) and the Kimberley Spirit U/16's Carniva...

Smarter than Smoking Girls Leadership Camp making a comeback at El Questro!

Thursday 12th of October saw the beginning of Garnduwa’s Smarter than Smoking Young Indigenous Women’s Leadership Camp. 14 girls from Broome, One Arm Point, La Grange, Yakanarra, Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek travelled to El Questro Wilderness Park for two full days of leadership activities. Many of them didn’t know anyone else but challenged themselves, stepped out of their comfort zones and put in a great effort. The program concentrated on enhancing some of the skills needed to be a good leader; communication skills, ability to listen, willingness to try, creativity and the ability to look after yourself to lead a positive, healthy lifestyle. The 14 young women participated in chal...

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Broome Deadly Diva Day another smashing hit!

On Wednesday 20th September, 65 young women aged 14-17yrs from Broome and Bidyadanga participated in Garnduwa’s Smarter than Smoking Deadly Diva Day at the Notre Dame University Hall. This day is about arming the young women of the West Kimberley with information on how to lead a positive, healthy life. There are many services in the area that can help people do this and we were fortunate enough to be supported by so many local agencies and businesses who contributed to the successful planning and delivery of the event. This year many agencies worked together to deliver five (40min) entertaining, informative sessions for the girls to participate. These included preparing tasty snacks and bod...

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Halls Creek Smarter than Smoking Deadly Diva Day

On Wednesday 6th September, 34 young women aged 12-17 from Halls Creek District High School participated in Garnduwa’s Smarter than Smoking Deadly Diva Day at the Halls Creek Civic Hall. Like all Deadly Diva Days held across the whole of the Kimberley, we want to provide the young women of the area with good information that they can use to help them lead a health and positive life. Many services in the area can help them do this, so we invited some of them to come along and interact in a fun informative way.  There were 4 sessions conducted and the girls all did a great job at participating and getting the most out of each one. They learnt the art of hand massage with natur...

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Kununurra Girls Diva Day

On Tuesday 5th September, 47 young women aged 12-17 from Kununurra, Wyndham, Warmun and Kalumburu participated in Garnduwa’s Smarter than Smoking Deadly Diva Day at the Kununurra Leisure Centre. This day is about arming the young women of the East Kimberley with information on how to lead a positive, healthy life. There are many services in the area that can help people do this and we were fortunate enough to be joined by 5 different groups which meant 5 entertaining, informative session for the girls to be involved in. These included cooking tasty meals for all of us to enjoy for morning tea and lunch. They learnt the art of hand massage with natural products as a way of connecting...

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Cultural Youth camp a massive hit!

Garnduwa in partnership with Redcross, Broome Youth & Families Hub (BYFH) and PCYC teamed up to organise a fantastic cultural youth leadership camp for 16 youth aged 14-17yrs from throughout the Kullarri region. Everyone camped in tents at Gumbanan Bush Camp just outside of One Arm Point Community and had an eventful three days getting to know each other, preparing dinner on the first night in a Masterchef Challenge, participating in a basketball tournament with ICEA, learning about country, culture and career pathway opportunities with the Bardi Jawi Rangers and finishing off the trip with a morning of beach games and talking about healthy communities with Fairgame.