Last week our Thuringowa and Heatley Stars combined forces to participate in the Garbutt Magpies High School Cup AFL Tournament in Townsville.
The Garbutt Magpies have a long tradition of providing strong and positive role models for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in the Townsville community.
In the lead up to the tournament, our Heatley Stars were lucky enough to be able to sharpen their skills in training sessions run by AFL Townsville’s Kathleen Newman and high-profile AFLW Adelaide Crows player Sally Riley.
All of our Stars performed well on the day and some even had the thrill of being interviewed by local Indigenous radio station, 4K1G. Too deadly!
Participation in the tournament gave our Stars an opportunity to be immersed in a local community event, develop their leadership capabilities and learn new skills.