North West NAIDOC Netball Carnival a success

The 2018 North West NAIDOC Netball Carnival was held over the weekend, with hundreds of players, coaches, volunteers and spectators from across Western Australia converging at the Broome Netball Association.

The event saw a number of homegrown netball teams form part of the 18 squads, which travelled from as far as Narrogin for the two-day event.

Friday played host to the junior competitions with Broome Saints taking out the 14U title, while the Pindan Tigers won the 12U Grand Final.

Saturday saw the senior competition get underway with No Idea and Top Decks taking out the respective titles in their divisions.

Netball WA Participation Manager Kobie Combes said the organisation was thrilled to bring the Carnival to Broome.

“It’s a celebration of our Indigenous communities and all the work they do especially when it comes to the sport industry,” she said.

“Western Australia is huge, so it’s really important that we can share the love when it comes to carnivals, especially a celebration like NAIDOC.”

“Netball is a big thing up here in the North West and it’s really important for us to make sure we get up here, extend those celebrations and give the community a chance to participate.”

Shooting Stars hosted three teams in the competition, finishing off a week-long leadership camp throughout the Kimberley with West Coast Fever Captain Courtney Bruce.

The NAIDOC Netball Carnival is a distinguished event in Perth, however Netball WA has been proud to extend another platform for participants in WA’s North West.

Netball WA would like to thank valued partners Healthway, The Insurance Commission of Western Australia, The Department Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Broome Netball Association for making the weekend possible.