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Boomanulla’s touch football day shows reconciliation in action

IMG 0182By National Indigenous Times ACT reporter Geoff Bagnall

Canberra's Boomanulla Oval has bounced back from the threat of closure late last year to host the United Community Touch Football competition.

 

The tournament was held in conjuction with Winnunga Nimmityjah, Gugan Gulwan and the ACT Touch Football Association recently.

Fifteen teams from across the ACT and southern NSW battled it...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 April 2012 20:53

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We need action to back up the words

jason mifsudThe past few weeks have been the most tumultuous in Indigenous AFL football since perhaps that shameful day at Victoria Park in 1993.

Unlike that incident, however, where St Kilda's Nicky Winmar raised his jumper and pointed at his black skin in proud defiance of racist hecklers, this episode has come from within.

As for storms in tea cups, this one's become a cyclone that's broken the...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:57

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