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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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.

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