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Registrations open for the 21st Koori Netball Tournament

Published: 7 July 2022

Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal netballers from across NSW are encouraged to register in this year’s Koori Netball Tournament.

Making its return after two years of COVID-enforced postponements, this year will mark the 21st time the tournament has been held at Charlestown Netball Courts near Newcastle.

More than 1,500 Aboriginal netballers from across the State are expected to participate in the tournament being held on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October.

Chief Executive of the Office of Sport Karen Jones said the tournament was an opportunity for Aboriginal netballers to showcase their talent and love of sport in a fun, competitive and inclusive environment.

“The Koori Netball Tournament is a great example of how sport can bring people together in a healthy, positive way to enhance reconciliation,” Ms Jones said.

“The COVID-19 pandemic caused significant economic and social disruption, resulting in many sport competitions being cancelled, including the Koori Netball Tournament.

“2022 sees the event return and it’s fantastic to be able to celebrate its 21st anniversary.

“I encouraged all Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal netballers to register a team for a weekend of fun and inclusive competition.”

Hosted in partnership with Charlestown Netball Association and Netball NSW, the tournament features six men’s and women’s divisions for adults and juniors, with teams allowed three non-Aboriginal players in an effort to promote reconciliation.

For further information and to register, go to

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