The Bega, Eden and Wallaga Lake Indigenous communities joined forces for a highly anticipated sevens touch football tournament on Friday.
The tournament was a Bega Valley Shire Council youth week funded event, coordinated by Wandarma Drug and Alcohol Service.
The “Wallaga Boys” took out the tournament after defeating Bega in the final.
“The lads went really well,” Wandarma’s Paul Campbell said after the Wallaga Lake victory.
“They played really well against Bega first, and after that they just fired up.”
Mr Campbell said the Youth Week event is important social event bringing the three communities together in the name of fun.
“They were excited, and everyone had the buzz,” he said.
Wandarma’s Ben Thomas said the event inspires young people to be active during the school holidays.
“For me it’s good to see these kids getting out and doing something active,” he said.
“These kids rarely have things like this to look forward to.”
Mr Thomas thanked Cambpell Page in Eden, Bega Valley Shire Council, Grand Pacific Health and Cignall’s Scott Parker, who donated a jersey to the winning team.
“It’s great that Bega Valley Shire Council have these grants available,” he said.
“I’d like to thank Campbell Page who refereed the games and brought a team from Eden.
“The team was predominantly girls which was good to see.”
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