Our Vision

Nyoongar people achieving success at every level, of every field.

Our Values

  • Community and family focus
  • Strengths focus
  • Nyoongar respect and pride
  • Integrity and trust
  • Collaborative partnerships

Our Responsibility

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.

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Board welcomes new CEO

Chairperson Wayne Nannup and CEO Barry Winmar

 

Mr Wane Nannup, Chairperson of the Nyoongar Wellbeing and Sports Aboriginal Corporation Board, is thrilled to announce that Mr Barry Winmar has been confirmed as Chief Executive Officer of Nyoongar Wellbeing and Sports. Mr Nannup and the Board look forward to working together on the strategic direction of Nyoongar Wellbeing and Sports and to carrying forward the vision that it is vital for wellbeing that all Aboriginal people develop a commitment of leadership through sport. The Board would like to thank Mr Mark Griffin for his dedication to Nyoongar Wellbeing and Sports and his commitment to bettering the lives of Aboriginal people in the community for the last two years as the Acting CEO.

 

No More Nyumree Basketball Carnival in Northam 21-22 October 2017

We were pleased to support this event that brought more than 400 people together to watch and compete with Aboriginal teams from Moora, Wyalkatchem, Northam, Perth and Kalgoorlie. With 10 men’s teams and 4 women’s teams, competition was fierce and fun.

At the end of the round robin:

·         Men’s team scores were Gwambygine – 24, Ashwin Blazers – 23, Kulbardis and Bulls – 21, Outsiders – 20, Tune Squad and Moora – 17, One Mob and Brothers In Arms – 13, and Wyal Kats – 11.

·         Women’s team scores were Mavericks and Ballers on 8, with Thorne Mob on 5 and Raiders on 3.

The top two teams then competed in the Grand Finals with Ashwin Blazers defeating Gwambygine by 21 versus 18. In the Women’s Grand Final, Mavericks defeated Ballers, 22 points to 12.

Male Best and Fairest was awarded to Trey Bennell from the Bulls (16) with runners-up Jordan Yarran (Gwambygine) on 15 points and Ashburn Steven (Outsiders) on 14 points.

Female Best and Fairest was awarded to Mikayla Morrison from the Mavericks (6) with runners-up Shelby Humphries (Ballers) on 5 points and Korrine Bennell Yarran (Ballers) on 3 points.

Thank you to event sponsors and partners: Health Dept. WA, Basketball WA, Holyoake and St Johns.

2017 Corporate Cup Success

On the 27th April, four corporate teams competed in the 2017 NWS Corporate Cup. The event commenced in the historic Pavilion, part of the Royal Kings Park Tennis Club where teams enjoyed an Aboriginal dance performance, a Welcome to Country by Shaun Nannup and outline of Nyoongar Wellbeing and Sports’ mission and programs.

The round robin competition across three Traditional Indigenous Games - Borna Jokee, Koolchee and Kabi Kabi Buroinjin - took place on an adjacent Kings Park oval. Competition was fierce but friendly and fun with the final results very close. Following the games, teams moved to the Next Gen Fitness Club’s rooftop terrace for refreshments and contemporary Aboriginal music by The Struggling Kings. The results announcement saw Woodside Warriors1 the victors and recipients of a team trophy, individual trophies and a signed Fremantle Dockers jersey courtesy of NWS’ status as an Associate Friend of the Fremantle Dockers Foundation.

Post-event participant surveys confirmed the value of the event with enjoyment ratings (0 = hated it &10 = loved it) of 9.7 for the dance and music performances and 9.0 for the games. 100% respondents indicated they would recommend their or other organisations to participate in future Corporate Cups.

Besides being a healthy and fun team-building exercise that also increased appreciation of Aboriginal culture, the event raised funds to assist Nyoongar Wellbeing and Sports’ commitment to increasing the holistic health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people living in Nyoongar country.