Football West have announced they have aligned themselves with the Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation (GSAC) to send a female team to the First Nations Indigenous Football Cup Tournament.
The Jambinu women’s team will head to Brisbane in November to feature in the competition.
The tournament will showcase the best regional female indigenous players across Australia and will highlight the positive effects of football on players, coaches and communities. The competition aims to encourage and promote personal development, education, healthy lifestyles and employment issues.
Football West Administration Officer Midwest Tanya Amazzini said: “The tournament is a great event and the team performed admirably last time we went.
“We would like to thank the Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation and the Midwest Sporting Mid-West Ports Authority Community Grants Round, who along with Football West have contributed significant funds to help us to participate.”
GSAC Executive Officer Adrian Bartlett said: “The Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation is excited to once again partner Football West through Healthway and our ‘Respect Yourself Respect Culture Program’ to compete in the National Football Championships.
“Our first campaign in 2019 was a positive experience for all concerned.
“The partnership between Football West and GSAC has been one of quality and vital to the Jambinu team committing to national carnivals this year and beyond.”
Details on the players selected for the Jambinu team will be revealed later this year.