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.
First Aboriginal Corporate Sponsor
NWS are very excited to announce Cole Workwear as our first Aboriginal corporate sponsor. Cole Workwear is a one stop shop for all of your safety needs and is a proudly Noongar owned and run West Australian workwear company. In mid-2014 they achieved a first by launching the Boomerang Range™ - a range of stylish workwear designed in Australia, for Australians.
Cole Workwear have started their support by donating $1,000 to NWS. The money will be used to deliver cultural activities for our Young Aboriginal Girls program in Mirrabooka.
The program was established from a community request and has now been running for four years. It gives the girls a chance to enjoy various healthy programs including physical recreation, Aboriginal dance and other cultural activities. The money donated will help to provide cultural and bonding excursions to support building stronger relationships between mothers and daughters.
“We are so proud to have our first Aboriginal corporation partner with NWS to build the health, wellbeing and cultural development of the community we work with. The team are very excited about this new and ongoing partnership and encourage you to also support Cole Workwear and thereby support us too!”
Karyn Lisignoli, NWS CEO
Athletics Australia deliver clinic for NWS Young Achievers
On Friday 11th March 2016, NWS were lucky enough to have Athletics Australia visit and deliver three Athletics clinics. Athletics joined NWS to deliver clinics at Ashfield Primary School, Mooditj Noongar Community College and Midvale Primary School for our Young Achievers Programs.
We had four fantastic coaches and female Commonwealth Games hurdler, Shannon Mc Cann come along to coach the young achievers.
Athletics Australia run a program called “Athletics for the Outback” which provides Indigenous students the equal opportunity to participate in Athletics. They got in touch with NWS to see if they could work with us to give more Aboriginal children the opportunity to be coached, train and potentially compete in Athletics. This is a great partnership for NWS focusing on physical activity and providing new opportunities to open more doors for their future.
All the children that came along and took part had such a great time, learning new skills and a whole new sport. A massive thank you to Athletics Australia for making this possible … check out our photos!
For more information about Athletics Clubs, clinics or sessions near you please visit Athletics Australia.
NWS deliver meditation to Rivervale Seniors
For the past 2 years NWS have been working alongside Arche Health at the Rivervale Seniors Program, providing physical and mental health activities in order to improve the health and wellbeing of participants.
NWS recently decided to start meditation with the seniors as it is a great way to keep mentally fit and to relax the body.
Meditation is said to be “The Fountain of Youth” for seniors with benefits such as;
-Helps with Memory
-Makes the digestive system work better
-Activates the happy part of the brain
-Sharpens and focuses the mind
-Melts away stress, yielding many great benefits.
After our first session the group stated “they really enjoyed the meditation and also felt calm and focused”.
Once the meditation is complete we move onto basic stretches for the muscles and joints. As mobility can be an issue for some, we have modified our exercises to suit all.
The exercises are done from a seated position, but give the option to stand for those who can do so comfortably.
The benefits of doing these exercises and stretches not only improve function in older adults, but it can actually reverse some of the muscle loss and deterioration associated with aging.