NAIDOC WEEK NETBALL

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NA­TIONAL Abo­rig­ines and Is­lan­ders Day Ob­ser­vance Com­mit­tee (NAIDOC) hosted a se­ries of netball games at the St Ge­orge netball courts over the week­end as part of the NAIDOC car­ni­val.

A min­i­mum of 60% of each team was re­quired to be filled by play­ers of Abo­rig­i­nal or Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der des­cent, to cel­e­brate and pro­mote healthy liv­ing and sport in the indige­nous com­mu­nity.

Two Cun­na­mulla teams, the Di­vas and the Hot­shots, trav­elled to St Ge­orge for the week­end, play­ing in a se­ries of round robin styled matches against the Dragons, Saint Bawaas and the Anyrates.

The Dragons fended off the com­pe­ti­tion to win the tour­na­ment, beat­ing run­ners up Saint Bawaas by 21 points to 12 in the fi­nal game.

Han­nah Dodd was pre­sented with the best se­nior player award and Kula Dah­strom was named the best ju­nior player of the tour­na­ment.

Player of the car­ni­val was awarded to Shonay Lo­mas, with best and fairest go­ing to Dil­lon Weri­bone.

PHO­TOS: MAX­INE HICKS

READY TO PLAY: Satur­day's NAIDOC car­ni­val at St Ge­orge saw play­ers from across the south-west join in for a day on the courts.

The goal at­tack takes aim, ready­ing for the shot.

Play­ers shoot some hoops prior to the tour­na­ment.

Team mem­bers share a laugh on court.

A player tries for an in­ter­cep­tion dur­ing a match.

Two teams smile for the cam­era.

A player makes an im­pres­sive jump­ing in­ter­cep­tion.

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