{{title}} AFL players from the Kimberley at the recent Indigenous All Stars Match in Perth- Josh Hill of the West Coast Eagles (l) and Jack Martin of the Gold Coast Suns (r)

“Gravel to Greatness” Review Underway

The Australian Football League (AFL), Western Australian Football Commission (WAFC) and Kimberley Football Association (KFA) have agreed to undertake a joint review of how football is operating in the Kimberley and how it can be improved. In 2009 a future directions document, Gravel to Greatness, was published and it provided a blueprint for the development of football in the Kimberley. KFA Chairperson, Michael Albert, commented, “TheGravel to Greatness blueprint helped bring football in the Kimberley under the one umbrella and resulted in significant improvement in the way we manage football across the Kimberley. However, all parties agree that after five years it is time to review ...

{{title}} Jarrah Phillips (left) and Tristan McCarthy (right) run a basketball shooting drill with the girls and boys from Bayulu Community School.

“Smarter than Smoking” Basketball Fun at Bayulu School

On a bright Thursday morning in March Garnduwa headed out to Bayulu Community School to run an invigorating session of Aussie Hoops with the Year 2, 3 and 4 classes. With the help of Tristan McCarthy from Fitzroy Valley District High School, who has joined Garnduwa for work experience, staff ran warm-ups with the enthusiastic group of 30 Students. After warm-ups, students were taught basketball techniques such as bounce passes, chest passes and correct methods of shootings and eagerly the children listened ready to have a go with the basketball. Displaying amazing skill, the students went through the drills and showed off their new basketball knowledge. To close the day a game of Red Rover was pla...

{{title}} Kununurra Junior Demons East Kimberley Junior Football League Premiers 2015

2015 East Kimberley Football League Champions Crowned

The two local Kununurra under-17 teams, the Junior Magpies and the Junior Demons, met in the curtain raiser for the East Kimberley Football League Grand Final. The game started at a fast pace but there were some skill errors as the nerves kicked in with the boys knowing this was the last game for the season. The Junior Magpies kicked the first major for the game and looked in control, but the Junior Demons kicked the next three to go into quarter time up by two goals. With the inclusion of the more experienced midfield group of Ben McKenna and Peter Ward, who have played senior football this year, the Demons started to get the ascendancy in the middle. With Demons sharp shooter, Dixon Clements, lo...

{{title}} Three Point Champion, Tristan McCarthy, is presented his award from Sonny Ozies, Garnduwa’s newest inductee into the Garnduwa Hall of Fame

2015 Garnduwa Festival of Basketball

The annual Garnduwa Festival of Basketball was held in Fitzroy Crossing on the first weekend of the school holidays in September. Seventeen men’s and women’s teams from across the Kimberley converged in Fitzroy to play for bragging rights as this year’s remote community basketball champions. Teams came from far and wide including Beagle Bay, Yurmulun, Halls Creek, Derby and Ngumpan to compete for the Marra Worra Worra Cup in the Men’s Division and the Downer Cup in the Women’s. Following a weekend of tough competition between all the Women’s teams, Team Frando from Halls Creek clashed with the Moongarti Flames in the grand final. The highly fancied Team Frando ran out eventual winners 26 points to...

2017 Kimberley Spirit U/18's Final Team Selected

Congratulations to the following players that have been selected in the final 2017 Kimberley Spirit U/18’s Team. The team will attend the Kimberley Spirit Camp in Broome from July 13 – July 16 including the KRSP Shield Match v Claremont FC Colts Team on July 15.  Ben Mckenna.Gordan Churchill.Niel Morgan.Michael Nungatcha.Silvahna Rocky Carlton.David Ningella.Darcy Thorn.

{{title}} Father McMahon Oval before training.

2017 North West AFL Academy - Broome Camp

Thirty players from all around the Kimberley and Pilbara travelled to Broome on Sunday April 9 for a high performance football camp after being selected in the initial 2017 North West Academy Squad. The coaching staff led by 2 time Brisbane Lions Premiership player and current VSwans Regional Manager Beau McDonald set the expectations and standards as soon as the players arrived just before the Broome Camp School kitchen staff served up a delicious lasagne for dinner. Head Coach Beau McDonald could sense the player’s nerves...

{{title}} Roebuck Primary School Smarter than Smoking Football Premiers 2015

A Last Minute Location Change Reaps Rewards

The 2015 Smarter than Smoking West Kimberley Primary Schools Netball Carnival was changed for this year, possibly for the better. A last minute booking clash was going to see cancellation of an event that had been previously trialed and was not getting the recognition it deserved until a creative plan allowed it to go ahead. Traditionally across the Kimberley region netball is played on wooden floorboards or hard cemented courts, but in order to keep the event going an idea was pitched to the 2015 Coordinator, Jacinta Brooker, to hold the event on a grassed surface at Derby District High School Oval. All schools approved of the venue change and the 2015 Smarter than Smoking West Kimberley Primary School N...

{{title}} Competitors showing off their athletic skills

A Showcase of the Best West Kimberley Students on the Track

In Broome on the 3rd and 4th of September the best track and field competitors in the West Kimberley took centre stage in the region’s premier athletics event. The high school athletes kicked off the event on Thursday at the West Kimberley High School Inter-school Athletics Carnival. It was a display of some amazing talent which led to many records being broken. Broome Senior High School came away with the overall win overcoming the team on the rise, St Mary’s College. The Primary Inter-school Athletics Carnival followed on the Friday at St Mary’s College. The event was attended by all the West Kimberley Primary Schools including a combined Kullarri Remote Community Schools team. The positive spor...

{{title}} Wyndham Winners of the Day show off their medals

All Smarter than Smoking Smiles for the Wyndham Winners

On April 2nd, five teams from across the East Kimberley competed in a basketball carnival at the Wyndham Recreation Centre. Years 4, 5 and 6 girls from Warmun, St. Joseph’s Wyndham, Wyndham District High School, St. Joseph’s Kununurra and Kalumburu all fought it out on the court through the four gruelling qualifying games to earn a place in the semi-finals. Kalumburu and St Joseph’s Kununurra secured a spot in the first semi-final whilst 2nd and 3rd placed teams, Warmun and Wyndham District High School, came head to head in the second semi-final. The semi-final action on the court did not disappoint but in the end Kalumburu and Wyndham District High School were victorious and would meet in the Gra...