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...

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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...

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Fitzroy Valley "Smarter Than Smoking" Junior Basketball Carnival

Garnduwa played host to five schools in the Valley for the annual “Smarter than Smoking” Junior Basketball Carnival. The event was held in Fitzroy Crossing, with 70 students taking part in the round robin competition. Eight teams battled it out in the Kimberley heat with Bayulu 1 taking the honours with a clean sweep of their round games. FVDHS were kind enough to supply senior students as volunteers, even Primary School teacher and Garnduwa Chair, Marmingee Hand grabbed a whistle to lend a hand. Special thanks to Ross Cameron from Nindilingarri who ran a stretching and injury prevention workshop for the players and to the Shire of Derby and West Kimberley for the use of the fa...

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2018 KRSP Cup Camp Recap

A change of date for the KRSP Cup Camp added another layer of excitement for Kimberley Spirit U/19’s prospects around the Kimberley region. The camp is usually held in July which restricts plenty of players due to senior football along with other sporting commitments. With the camp being shifted to the March long weekend and next to no sport being played there were players from all over wanting a shot at representing their region at colt’s level. The shift of date wasn’t welcomed by all though; mother nature threw an almighty wet season at the Kimberley which saw Kimberley Spirit Program Coordinator – Shaun Norman become anxious as the camp approached due to possible road closures. ...

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Fitzroy Valley Youth Hub School Holiday Program

The 2018 December/January school holidays was a fun filled time. There was lots of bush trips and hunting with the gang successfully catching a big fat goanna. We visited Yiyili water hole as well as spending time at Six Mile Spring. The youth enjoyed fishing and relaxing at the sandbar in Bayulu as well as river hangs at Redair. The food was enjoyed and plenty of ice cold water on those hot muggy wet season days. Two pool parties and Dylan dropping the beats made for a nice way to spend the Tuesday nights. While Thursdays nights were spent at the shire with the local police and a few sausages in bread while we raced on scooters and skateboards. Lots of opportunities to play sport were also...

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Garnduwa 2018 Planning

Garnduwa staff from across our Regional Offices: Kununurra, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Derby and the Pilbara made the trip to Broome at the beginning of February 2018. All staff including Broome Office embarked a week-long Personal Development and team building activities workshop, setting up for the 2018 year of program delivery. The start of the week kicked off at Lotteries House with General Garnduwa Planning at which we were treated with a visit from Eamon Rice from West Australian Football Commission (WAFC) to provide the staff with a WAFC report and the operation of Sports TG system. The staff then proceeded with the opportunity to upskill with Basketball Communit...

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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 ...