28th - 30th September 2007 Breaking the Cycle new Initiative SA Aboriginal and Cultural Festival Moonta SA - 27 Sep 2007
Mr Scott Wilson, the Director of the Aboriginal Drug & Alcohol Council (SA) Inc and State spokesperson for the SA Aboriginal and Cultural Festival, today called on people in the Yorke Peninsula region to attend the Festival to be run over the Grand Final weekend.
"The usual picture painted for Aboriginal South Australians is usually one that involves a lot of negative imagery but this week ADAC along with the Narungga Sports Committee and Aboriginal groups from across the state will arrive in Moonta to celebrate a range of cultural, music and sporting talents over the Grand Final weekend.
The event kicks off at Moonta Football Oval on the Friday were Ms Kerry Colbung Chairperson of the Social Inclusion Board would officially open the weekends events. A range of Aboriginal Bands will follow this and the national launch of the new AZUMA Indigenous designed football boot and finally culminating in a Fireworks display.
Over the next 2 days Football teams from as far away as Yalata and the far North will compete for the Winnie Branson Cup with Best on Ground at the Grand Final being awarded the Gavin Wanganeen Medal and presented by the SANFL
Not to be outdone the women will be competing over the weekend for the Josie Agius Netball Cup with over 16 teams competing. Throughout the vent there will be health related stalls and rides for young kids.
Mr Wilson said that the event is open to all to attend and he is encouraged that people are travelling from across the state as not all roads lead to Melbourne but in this case to Moonta
The new look Festival has attracted funding from the Social Inclusion Board and also from the Australian Government Department DCITA.
Highlight of the opening ceremony will be the National launch of an Indigenous designed football boot developed and marketed by AZUMA Sports International.
For further information please contact Scott Wilson ADAC Director on 08 8362 0395
For information regarding AZUMA ring Paul Smart 0416 114 295
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