Held annually, the Aboriginal Youth Gala Day forms part of one of the key community Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events in the Netball WA calendar and provides all junior Aboriginal participants with the opportunity to showcase their skills in a competitive environment. This round robin carnival signifies the official commencement of the Netball WA Aboriginal Grassroots Netball Program. It provides an opportunity for all players and coaches from across the state to come together to participate and enjoy the culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in netball. The carnival encourages the attendance of the Netball WA Aboriginal Grassroots Sites, community-based teams and teams formed to participate in this event. Target Audience: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players aged 10-18 years
2018 marks 10 years since the first Aboriginal Youth Gala Day was held. Originally held exclusively for Grassroots Sites teams, the carnival now caters for all Junior Aboriginal participants. Since the inaugural carnival was held in 2009, it has grown to become one of Netball WA’s most important events. Since 2017 Netball WA has partnered with the WA Football Commission to deliver the event side by side with the Nicky Winmar Cup. The combined participation at the two carnivals held in 2018 was in excess of 800 players, coaches and officials. Netball WA wishes to acknowledge the support provided by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Cancelled due to COVID-19