Kicking Goals at Ken Wyatt Cup
Over 100 Deadly Sista Girlz (DSG) from across WA recently gathered at the Mineral Resources Park to compete in the 7th annual Ken Wyatt Cup.
Since the first cup in 2017, the event has grown steadily, with 2023 being the biggest competition yet. A total of 16 DSG teams – traveling from as far as Albany and Broome – competed to take home the Ken Wyatt Cup.
The excited girls arrived early in the morning, ready to kickstart the day that promised plenty of sunshine, with temperatures reaching the 30-degree mark.
After Aunty Vivienne Hansen gave a heartwarming Welcome to Country, Carly Davis, General Manager for education programs at the Waalitj Foundation, gave the opening address to an audience of exhilarated girls and supportive DSG team staff.
“This is a great day for us all to come together, build relationships, display sportsmanship, and have fun celebrating footy, camaraderie, and culture.”
The importance of sport and healthy living
Carly also spoke on the importance of volunteers and why sport is an important engagement tool as part of the Deadly Sista Girlz program.
“We’re grateful to all the volunteers giving their time today. We’re incredibly proud to organise Ken Wyatt Cup, and our volunteers play an important part in that
“Days like today show how important sport is for our community. It’s fantastic to see how sport can help grow confidence, self-esteem, a sense of accomplishment, and pride in our girls.”
The grand final was a battle between the two best teams on the day, Yule Brook College and Clontarf Aboriginal College. After a fast-paced, competitive, and exciting game, the girls from Yule Brook College prevailed and took home the win.
Deadly Sista Girlz is an holistic education, empowerment and healthy lifestyle program for Indigenous girls operating in 18 schools across Australia. DSG is funded by the National Indigenous Australians Agency, with support from corporate partners. Find out more.