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Football celebrates Mirabooka Naidoc Event

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 4:47 PM

On the 9th July Adam Cockie (Community Engagement Coordinator) went down to Herb Graham Reserve in Mirrabooka for the 2018 NAIDOC Family Day event.  NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week is an Australian observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Mirrabooka NAIDOC Event welcomes the Aboriginal and wider community to come together in celebration and respect culture in a fun, family oriented event. Activities include pony rides, bouncy castles, boomerang throwing, sand painting, face painting, arts and crafts, live performances and guest appearances from netball, soccer, WAFL and AFL clubs.

At the event Adam Cockie linked up West Coast Eagle community team including former Eagles player and Indigenous legend/Sandover medallist Phil Narkle having promotions stall with a kid zone. At the event on average had about 3500 people attended the event engaging with friends, family, other originations and City of Stirling.