WDNA CLUB TOURNAMENTS
Throughout the year WDNA offer club tournaments for domestic teams to get the opportunity to experience tournament netball. Teams from all over Victoria are welcome to attend. The tournaments are always a lot of fun and it is great to get teams not only from WDNA but our wider community involved.
Below are the dates for our 2019 Club Tournaments.
Friday, 1 November 2019 – Twilight tournament
Our twilight tournament is open to club teams, both mixed and female only, in the 11/u, 13/u, 15/u, 17/u and open age groups.
If you would like any further information on our upcoming tournaments please contact us at [email protected]
September every year WDNA host a club tournament for club teams from WDNA and other associations around Victoria.
In the past WDNA have had the honor of hosting the Kalkaringi Netball Team to compete in this tournament, unfortunately this year the team will not make it to Melbourne, however the tournament will still go ahead.
Kalkaringi Netball Team
In 2014 Waverley District Netball Association partnered with Kalkaringi School to help introduce netball to the children in the community and bring a group of 10 indigenous kids to Melbourne to compete in their first ever organised netball competition.
Since then netball has been going strong in Kalkaringi and the team has continued to grow. In 2015 and 2016 a new group of children came to Melbourne to compete in the WDNA/Kalkaringi netball tournament.
Kalkaringi School Background
Kalkaringi School services the very remote Northern Territory communities of Kalkarindji and Daguragu, and is located in the community of Kalkarindji, 480km southwest of Katherine. The combined population of the two communities is approximately 750 people.
The Gurindji people are the traditional owners of the land. In 1966 Gurindji workers on Wave Hill Station went on strike over wages and conditions. The famous ‘Wave Hill Walk Off’ followed and is attributed to the start of the land rights movement in Australia.
Kalkaringi School has been a Preschool to Year 12 School since 2003, providing a comprehensive curriculum for students from both the Kalkarindji and Daguragu communities. Our students come from a diverse cultural and linguistic background. Most of the students are Gurindji but we also have Warlpiri, Mudburra and other indigenous and non- indigenous families as part of our community.
The school population is about 160 which includes our playgroup. The school also has a playgroup run through the Families as First Teachers Program, catering for 0 to 3 year old children and their carers.
Vision and Values of Kalkaringi School
To empower the community through Education.
This is achieved by:
- Respecting each other
- Listening to each other
- Supporting and encouraging each other
- Taking responsibility for our actions
- Striving to improve
We will learn from the work of all those who have been here before us and are proud of our history and culture.