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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Games Day and touch footy competition

Published: 8 October 2015

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Games Day and touch footy competition

Locals will have the opportunity to experience traditional Indigenous culture when the Kingsridge Sharks Touch Football Club hosts a Traditional Games Day on Sunday, 18 October 2015, at Gould Adams Park, Kingston.

The day is being planned and presented by the Logan Aboriginal Elders Inc, YFS, Logan City PCYC, Access Community Services and Logan City Council.

It will give the community the opportunity to experience traditional Indigenous culture through a selection of games and activities from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, while having fun and being active.

Logan's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are also encouraged to participate in the 2015 Logan Community Fun Day, a free touch football carnival on 24 October 2015, also at Gould Adams Park.

The event offers an opportunity for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to join with the wider community for a fun day of touch football and cultural celebration.

Also hosted by the Kingsridge Touch Association, the day follows on from the successful Living Strong Community Touch Football and Fun event held in November last year, at which 26 teams competed against each other.

This year, 40 teams have expressed interest in playing on the day (16 men's, 18 mixed and six over-35 years), with a special junior game also scheduled. There will also be family activities for younger children, including traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander games.

The Logan Community Fun Day is being presented through in-kind support from Kingsridge Touch Association, its members and local community organisations. Logan City Council has provided $2,500 in sponsorship.

The events support the outcomes of the Logan: City of Choice Two-Year Action Plan 2013-2015.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Logancommunityfunday?fref=ts