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.
2017 Corporate Cup
Organisations are invited to get a team together (6-10 members) to participate in the 2017 CORPORATE CUP event! It will be held on Thursday 27th April from 2:00pm to 5:30pm at the Next Generation Health Club and adjacent Kings Park.
As well as enjoying Aboriginal dance and music, teams will participate in a friendly competition playing Traditional Indigenous Games with trophies and a signed Fremantle Dockers jersey to be won. Registration fees will provide a fun and culturally rich team-building event that also raises funds to support Nyoongar Wellbeing and Sports’ commitment to promoting the holistic health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Nyoongar country.
A big thank you to our sponsors – Fremantle Dockers Foundation and Next Generation Health Club Kings Park (venue and catering)
2016 City to Surf - Post-event Report
2016 was the third year that Nyoongar Wellbeing and Sports (NWS) fielded a team in the City to Surf event.
With the support of valued sponsors - Lavan, Dept. Sport & Recreation, Corporate Sports Australia, City of Bayswater and WT Design Studio - the following elements contributed to the event’s success: Family Fun Day before the event for team-building and the provision of training and nutrition advice and healthy tucker; team t-shirts; a marquee at the finish line, which was particularly appreciated given the intermittent rain; and a healthy snack after the event.
Some characteristics of the team of 55 and their feedback:
- For 19%, it was their first time participating in the City to Surf. 69% were members of the 2015 Team and 37% were part of the inaugural 2014 Team.
- 81% were Aboriginal and there were a number of family groups and diverse age range – 3% aged 0-6 years, 31% aged 7-12 years, 3% aged 13-18 years, 19% aged 19-29 years, 34% aged 30-49 years and 12% aged 50 or more years.
- While the majority (89%) walked/ran 4 kms, five people did the 12 kms course and one completed the half-marathon.
- 69% survey respondents said they would not have participated in the City to Surf event if they weren’t part of the Team.
- 94% said that through participating in the team and event, they were motivated to lead a more active lifestyle and 81% said they would encourage friends/family to also lead a more active lifestyle.
- When asked to rate enjoyment of the event on a scale of 0 (‘hated it’) to 100 (‘loved it’), the average rating was 93.
- Factors nominated as contributing to team members’ enjoyment – Cultural pride (100%), Wanting to be fit and healthy (100%), Being part of a team (93%), Being with friends/family (87%), Liking of the event (87%) and Liking exercise (80%)
- “I never take the time to exercise, but now I’ve done the City to Surf, it has motivated me to do more marathons.”
- “I really enjoyed this year's event. I found the team at NWS to be very supportive and encouraging of participants and when my friends saw that I was running as part of a team, they showed support to myself and showed interest in participating in next year's event as part of the team.”
- “The team at NWS do a deadly job in providing services to help our community in promoting health and fitness. They do a great job in getting kids actively involved in sports especially over the school holidays and travelling to country towns.”
- “Participating as a group is a motivating way to complete a new challenge.”
We now look forward to the 2017 City to Surf event!
Inaugural Community Cup Event
On Sunday, 30th April from 10:00am to 1:00pm, we’re holding the first ever NWS COMMUNITY CUP to celebrate the Aboriginal community and Nyoongar Wellbeing and Sports’ 10th birthday. The event will be held on the oval at the Cockburn Aquatics and Recreation Centre, Poletti Rd, Cockburn Central, which is a short walk from the Cockburn Central train station.
Teams of 6-10 Aboriginal people aged 16 and over are invited to compete in a fun carnival of traditional Indigenous games. Children too young for the Carnival can also play the games in an area set aside. A Fremantle Dockers player will present trophies and prizes, including 10 free tickets to a Dockers game.
As well as the games, there’ll be Aboriginal music, dance and a free healthy snack.
A big thank you to our sponsors – Fremantle Dockers Foundation and Process Minerals International (catering)