On Tuesday, 19 September, the Kewdale Australian Islamic College Basketball Academy ‘Mystic Blues’ female high school students played their inaugural competition against the WA Police Gropers.
The Kewdale AIC Basketball Academy was formed at the beginning of 2017 as a result of Communicare working across the three Australian Islamic College campuses, as part of the Active Schools Program, an initiative of the Get Active Project funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
The day was seen as a celebration of women in sport which also coincided with the WA Police’s celebration of 100 years of Women in the WA Police force.
The AIC Kewdale Girls got the opportunity to showcase their basketball skills which they had been working on all year with coach Georgia Beardman.
For the WA Police Gropers Team, the game was an opportunity for them to fine-tune their skills before they head off interstate to compete in the Australian Police Basketball Championship.
The day started off with a welcoming address by Abdullah Khan, Executive Principal of the Australian Islamic College, and Jason Burgess, Executive Director for Communicare who did the Acknowledgement of Country.
The match was played in a friendly competitive spirit with the teams mixing up their numbers at half time.
The conclusion of the game, saw Brad Sorrell, Superintendent for South East Metropolitan District present medals to both sides. Steve Irons, the Federal Member for Swan was on hand to award the MVP trophy to Makargbe Dukuly.
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