Nyoongar people achieving success at every level, of every field.
- Community and family focus
- Strengths focus
- Nyoongar respect and pride
- Integrity and trust
- Collaborative partnerships
To develop partnerships that maximise opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians residing in Nyoongar country, to participate in active recreation and enjoy health lifestyles, in order to produce health, education, social and cultural benefits for individuals and their respective communities.
They did it!
Well done to the 2015 NWS City to Surf Team, it was a fantastic day and they all rose to the challenge!
This is the second year NWS have run this program in partnership with Lavan Legal and other supporting partners and NWS were again pleased by the uptake they received. NWS City to Surf Program was set up to motivate and inspire the Aboriginal community to be more active and with 28% of the 2015 team returning for a second year it is clear the program is making a difference.
It was an early start for the team as they all made the journey into the city, donning the 2015 team shirts and all thinking about the same thing….the finish!
At the finish marquee CEO, Karyn and Program Manager, Mark were ready with a healthy breakfast for everyone as they made it over the finish! The atmosphere was electric as the team took a well-deserved rest sharing stories of their journey covering the highs and lows, whilst the younger members bounced around now the proud owners of a shiny medal. There was a great sense of community and family coming together with the youngest member only 6 months old. NWS were grateful to Callum and Kim from Lavan Legal for dropping in the day to share their stories and have a few pictures.
A massive congratulations to the 2015 NWS City to Surf Team for collectively completing a total of 344km!
Thank you to everyone that competed the 2015 City to Surf as part of the NWS team. NWS will also be looking at other events and will keep you updated.