Jambinu side head to Queensland for 2022 First Nations Indigenous Football Cup

Jambinu squad at Perth Airport Oct 31 2022
The Jambinu squad at Perth Airport this morning before their flight to the 2022 First Nations Indigenous Football Cup. Photo supplied

The Football West Jambinu side flew out of Perth this morning to compete at the 2022 First Nations Indigenous Football Cup.

The 13-woman squad and coaches will go up against teams from around Australia in North Lakes, Queensland, between 3-5 November.

This is the first time since 2019 that the side has been able to travel to the event because of the pandemic.

The players were presented with their shirts by Football West General Manager – Football Perry Ielati at Swan United’s Swan Italian Club on Sunday.

Jambinu 2022
The players, coaches, team managers, staff and sponsors at the shirt presentation at Swan United FC. Photo by Football West/FotoEnzo

Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation Executive Officer Adrian Bartlett, who is also the joint team manager, and Community Bank Geraldton Branch Manager Jody Bevan spoke at the presentation. Mr Bevan’s branch is a sponsor of the team.

Also present was Michael Spratt, who performed Welcome to Country.

Mr Ielati said: “After missing out on the past two years due to Covid restrictions, there is a great deal of excitement among the squad. This is a rare opportunity for female First Nations players to display their talent against each other and our team is looking forward to rising to the challenge and doing WA proud.”

Jambinu 2022 Michael Spratt Welcome to Country

Jambinu squad

Allee Bartlett

Lyric Bonney

Dainira Papertalk

Rikki Papertalk

Keyahla Bolton Shiosaki

Chaili Shiosaki

Khyesha Comagain

Melissa Spillman

Casey Hughes

Rayne Henry

Maxine Konkoly

Katherine Dann

Tui Wineti

Coach: Martin Hall

Assistant coach: Mathew Adams

Team manager: Tracey Green and Adrian Bartlett

Team co-ordinator: Tanya Amazzini