Focus on Wellbeing

Newman and Karratha Stars got together for a sport and wellbeing camp recently as part of our focus on Healthy Lifestyles and Wellbeing.

The Newman Stars Program generously hosted the Karratha Stars in Newman, with the girls travelling down on a Wednesday night to play AFL under the lights.

It was a nail-biter of a game, with Newman leading at half-time and Karratha coming back strongly to take the lead and eventually come out on top!

They were lucky enough to have some staff members from the West Coast Eagles, including player Jarrod Cameron, come down to support them and umpire the game – thank you to Vicki Agnew from the WAFC for her support in making this all happen.

It was a fantastic experience for our Stars, with one of the students from Karratha saying, “playing footy under lights was deadly, biggest mob of crowd support was there cheering us on!”

The Thursday morning started with a visit to Kalgan’s Pool, a very special swimming hole an hour out of Newman and only accessible by 4WD.

The girls spent a couple hours there relaxing, yarning and enjoying some lunch together.

Back at Newman Senior High School, it was time for a netball game. The tables were turned this time, with Newman starting strongly and holding on to take the win!

On the Friday Morning before heading back to Karratha, the girls attended a workshop at a local Aboriginal business – Soap Bush Soap – where they got to make their own bath bombs and soaps.

Such a fabulous way for girls from two different programs to have fun together and begin to build friendships with new people.