THIS year’s Gnoonie Football Cup match will once again provide an opportunity for local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal young men to join in friendly rivalry in remembrance of their family and friends.
This is the ninth annual event and will be held at the Billy Dower Youth Centre and Rushton Park.
There will be family-friendly activities that include games, a bouncy castle, football clinics and more.
The smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country will start at 5pm.
The first game will start at Rushton Park at 5.30pm.
Following the second game, the awards ceremony and community barbecue will be held at Billy Dower Youth Centre.
Hosted by the City of Mandurah, the aim of the annual event, initiated by the family and friends of four local young Aboriginal boys killed as a result of a tragic car accident in 2008, is to encourage young people to make more positive life choices, on and off the field.
Sponsored by Healthway, the Gnoonie Football Cup is supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation, the Department of Child Protection and Family Support, the City of Mandurah’s Youth Development team, WA Football Commission, StreetNet Youth Services and the Wirrapanda Foundation.
What: Gnoonie Football Cup
When: Thursday, October 26 from 5pm until 8pm
Where: Billy Dower Youth Centre, 41 Dower Street, Mandurah