WA team to enter First Nations Indigenous Football Cup Tournament

Football West has once more joined with the Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation to send a female team to the First Nations Indigenous Football Cup Tournament.

The Jambinu women’s side will head to Brisbane in November to take part.

The team first entered the competition in 2019. No side was sent last year due to Covid.

The tournament showcases regional female Indigenous players and provides a football platform to highlight the positive aspects of the players, coaches and communities. The tournament also aims to promote and encourage positive lifestyles addressing health, personal development, education and employment issues.

Football West Administration Officer Midwest Tanya Amazzini said: “The tournament is a great event and the team performed admirably last time we went.

“We would like to thank the Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation and the Midwest Sporting Mid West Ports Authority Community Grants Round, who along with Football West have contributed significant funds to help us to participate.”

GSAC Executive Officer Adrian Bartlett said: “The Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation is excited to once again partner Football West through Healthway and our ‘Respect Yourself Respect Culture Program’ to compete in the National Football Championships.

“Our first campaign in 2019 was a positive experience for all concerned.

“The partnership between Football West and GSAC has been one of quality and vital to the Jambinu team committing to national carnivals this year and beyond.”

Details on the team selection will be released later in the year.

– The team name of Jambinu is the Wajarri name for the Midwest coastal spot of Champion Bay.

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