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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Indigenous hockey gets top support

Date posted: 17 April 2012

A local hockey association in Western Australia's Pilbara region recently hosted the world's top hockey team as part of the National Indigenous hockey program.

The Nickol Bay Hockey Association welcomed the Kookaburras to Karratha earlier this month, where they visited Roebourne Primary School as part of their Indigenous outreach program. 

The Kookaburras taught local students some basic hockey techniques and safety principles, before taking a group to the Junior Interschool Carnival held at the Tambrey Oval.

Nickol Bay Hockey Assocation's Annabelle Little said overall, more than 100 kids showed up for the event.

'The Kookaburras were inundated for signatures, tips, questions and attention,' she said.

The visit was a unique opportunity for kids and seniors to meet the Kookaburras in a remote area where there are few opportunities to meet sports stars or attend live state or international games.

The Kookaburras are sponsored by Fortescue Metals group and Indigenous Services Australia to visit Roebourne School as part of their Indigenous program.

Source: The Pilbara echo


Last updated: 2 May 2012
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