Basketball WA is proud to be working alongside some of our indigenous stakeholders Boordiya Moort, Pioneers, Binar Sports and Djooditj Basketball Academy to enable our NAIDOC carnival on July 17 and 18.
This year’s NAIDOC event aligns with the NAIDOC message of TRUTH TREATY VOICE ‘Let’s work together for a shared future’.
Basketball WA has focused on ‘Let’s work together for a shared future’ as the starting point of engaging the NAIDOC message. We have worked closely with our NAIDOC Carnival Indigenous Patrons Council to help guide our approach and activities to this year’s carnival and through this vehicle and have established more meaningful relationships allowing us to start conversations on Truth, Treaty, Voice.
The carnival will support multiple age divisions starting with U12’s and finishing with U25’s. Value adding to the basketball component will be a chill out zone, Indigenous art zone, interview station to capture the NAIDOC message and lots of free fruit for the participants to indulge in.
A further value added is the presentation of trophies which will take place upstairs in the Ellis room and will acknowledge the contributions by former Indigenous players for our shared love of the game.
We thank our supporters in Healthway promoting the Basketball Fuelling Champions message, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Commonwealth Bank and IGA Wembley, and look forward to the successful partnership with our indigenous clubs that provide so much support to young aboriginal people in their basketball journey and lives.
12 JULY 2019
For further information please contact:
Evan Stewart, Deputy CEO – Basketball WA (P: 6272 0741)