The fifth annual Netball WA Multicultural Carnival saw a record 112 teams from across the State come together at the Gold Netball Centre on Friday 30 August.
Proudly supported by the Gold Industry Group, the event catered for those of all skill level and experience, with the carnival boasting 19 divisions.
The Gold Industry Group’s art activation, led by Indigenous artist Grace Comeagain and her niece Janice Hill, saw players from many backgrounds create a special painting that tells the story of their journey during the carnival.
West Coast Fever players Verity Charles, Stacey Francis and Jhaniele Fowler also joined in on the collaboration as well as favourite mascot Fifi.
The day was all about having fun, making friends and bridging cultural barriers.
Netball WA General Manager of Community Netball, Liz Booth, said it was a fantastic day.
“It’s brilliant to see such an increase in participation numbers for an event that brings people with a wide variety of backgrounds together,” Booth said.
“Western Australia is an incredibly diverse State, so we’re very proud of what the Multicultural Carnival has become in its short history.
“We work hard to ensure all cultural requirements are met, from the inclusion of multicultural uniforms to culture specific facilities and food.
“Our purpose is advancing netball, advancing communities and that is at the core of this event, so we’re very proud to run the Multicultural Carnival."
Numbers almost doubled from last year’s event, with more than 30 schools from across Perth taking part, including the Australian Islamic Colleges from Thornlie, Dianella and Kewdale, Nollamara Primary School, Leda Primary School, Ellenbrook Secondary College, Rockingham Senior High School and Atwell College, amongst others.
Congratulations to the most successful school of the competition, Belridge Secondary College. See all the winners on Netball WA’s website.
GIG members supporting the landmark partnership include Gold Fields, Northern Star Resources, Saracen Mineral Holdings, Newcrest Mining, St Barbara Limited, Newmont Goldcorp Australia, AngloGold Ashanti Australia, Gold Road Resources and Ramelius Resources.