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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang



Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang


Edition 411, 17 August - 13 September 2019

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The West Arnhem Wire | 17 August - 13 September 2019 West Arnhem Wire - Fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang 10 SPORT Maningrida taking on the Beswick Wugularr Hawks at Brockman Oval in the hotlycontested mens AFL competition. 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT OF KURRUNG Defending champions Warruwi's Mardbalk Serpents continued their winning streak to take out the grand final in the womens basketball competition. Minjilang taking on the Jabiru Sacred Hearts in the womens basketball competition. Levi Fleming accepting the MVP award for men's basketball from Deola D'Brown. The Maningrida All Stars basketball team get together for a team photo while supporting the No More campaign with Deola D'Brown (back). The 10 year anniversary event of the Kurrung Sports Carnival was everything it promised to be with cheers of joy, cries of triumph and an overwhelming sense of community spirit throughout the entire event on August 30 and 31. Hosted by West Arnhem Regional Council, Kurrung is the largest regional sports event in the region, bringing communities together in a friendly competition. 14 teams competed across the mens AFL and mens and womens basketball over two huge days in Jabiru, with participants representing Jabiru, NORFORCE in Darwin, Gunbalanya, Minjilang, Warruwi, Maningrida and Beswick. In the hotly-contested basketball competitions, it was the two Warruwi teams which dominated the courts to take out both the mens and womens tournaments, demonstrating there is plenty of talent hailing from the small island communities. In an incredible reign, the womens Warruwi Mardbalk Serpents took out the grand final game against Maningrida to make it their seventh consecutive win, and when it came to the mens basketball, Warruwi Storm came out on top in a battle against their fellow island team, Minjilang. In what was an emotional and inspiring tournament on the Saturday, the Gunbalanya team took out the mens AFL grand final match to the delight of players, their families and supporters who could not hide their excitement. On their home turf, the Jabiru Bombers fought their way through each round to make it in the top two teams. Despite their best efforts, Gunbalanya were the best team on the day winning their first grand final in a long time at Kurrung. The celebrations continued well into the night as the team made their way back home with the winning trophy to be greeted by their proud families and friends across the river. The Bombers can hold their heads high. They displayed true sportsmanship in congratulating the winners and can look forward to a positive season ahead. This years 10 year anniversary event was proudly partnered with the No More Campaign and TEABBA Radio, and for the first time the event opened with a 3x3 social basketball game run by Deola DBrown which was a great hit. Also running alongside Kurrung was the Mahbilil Festival and the Kakadu Deadly Runners hosted the inaugural Warrior Run. Organisers wish to thank all the official trophy presenters including Member for Arnhem Selena Uibo MLA, Member for Arafura Lawrence Costa MLA, WARC Mayor Matthew Ryan, Deputy Mayor Anna Egerton and Elected Members. A huge thanks must go to the sponsors; Northern Territory Government, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Kakadu Lodge, ERA, Crocodile Hotel, No More Violence Campaign, Jabiru Area School, Boots For All, Puma Jabiru, Gunbalanya Meats, TEABBA Radio, Intersport, Jabiru Foodland, Jabiru Sports and Social Club, TEAM Health, Gunbalanya Sports and Social Club, Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, MPA, ALPA, Arujumu, Adjumarllarl Store, AFL NT and GREATS Youth Service. See you all next year at the 2020 Kurrung Sports Carnival! All photos feature on Facebook! Minjilang Suns versing the Jabiru Bombers in the mens AFL at Brockman Oval. Gunbalanya's men's AFL team celebrating their success after winning the grand final game against the Jabiru Bombers. Continues, Page 11 >>

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