Indigenous Wheatbelt Flames round

Indigenous round: Flames' captain Stacey Mourish, Aboriginal elder Trevor Davis and Rangers' captain Donalda Paekau. Photo: supplied.

Indigenous round: Flames' captain Stacey Mourish, Aboriginal elder Trevor Davis and Rangers' captain Donalda Paekau. Photo: supplied.

THE Wheatbelt Flames played their last home game for the season on Sunday against the Rangers. 

This round, Netball WA is proud to host its Indigenous Round, with West Australian Netball League (WANL) teams set to celebrate Indigenous culture and achievement at their Round 13 matches this weekend.  

On Sunday we welcomed well respected Aboriginal elder, Trevor Davis to perform Welcome to Country, accompanied by his grand daughter Kayleigh Pickett, captain of the 18’s and under.

Netball WA chief executive officer Simon Taylor said it was an important round on the WANL calendar.

“Indigenous Round presents a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the meaningful relationship netball shares with the Indigenous communities of Western Australia,” Taylor said.

“To be able to highlight the culture and achievements of Indigenous people through a dedicated round of our State’s elite netball competition is something we are incredibly proud of.”

...I look forward to another strongly contested round... - Simon Taylor - Netball WA chief

“I am confident our clubs understand the significance of this weekend, and with finals on the horizon, I look forward to another strongly contested round of the West Australian Netball League.”

Wheatbelt Flames 18’s and under shooter, Tierrah Miller, attended the inaugural Netball Australia Indigenous High Performance Camp in Canberra last week.

All games where of high intensity and all teams had nothing in the tank at the end of their games. The 18’s and under came away with a win 49-40, however the Reserves and League went down, 41-35 and 49 – 45 respectively. 

With three games left for the season both League and Reserves sit in sixth position on the ladder with the 18’s and under in fourth place. 

Flames’ next game is this Friday at the State Netball Centre against the Perth Lions.

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