Indigenous kids get to experience thrill of sport at HBF Arena

A group of school children from the remote indigenous Mowanjum community take a break during a morning of sport at HBF Arena.
Mownajum community children showcasing their basketball skills at HBF Arena.
A group of school children from the remote indigenous Mowanjum community take a break during a morning of sport at HBF Arena. Mownajum community children showcasing their basketball skills at HBF Arena.

CHILDREN from a remote indigenous community near Derby visited HBF Arena in Joondalup last week to test out the new basketball facilities.

After a successful trip last year, VenuesWest again partnered with the Boab Network to allow 20 children from the Mowanjum community to take part in various sporting activities.

This included a basketball clinic with the Wanneroo Wolves Basketball Association and pool activities using the water slide and giant inflatable obstacle course.

Boab Network chairman Richard Smith thanked VenuesWest for its ongoing support of the Mowanjum community.

“We are very grateful to be able to give the children this amazing opportunity,” he said.

VenuesWest chief executive David Etherton said they were “very proud to support the Boab Network in the amazing work they do to enrich the local community”.

This also includes donating thousands of unclaimed items of clothing, swimwear and swimming accessories to members of the community and staff personally contributing clothing, toys and games for the community’s child care centre.

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