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The World Indigenous Basketball Challenge 2017

Jul 19 2017

A women’s team was selected to represent the Victorian Aboriginal community at the World Indigenous Basketball Challenge which will be held in Vancouver, Canada during 9th – 12th August 2017.  The team consist of 9 players and three coaching staff and will feature former Opals player Rohanee Cox and will be coached by the former Boomers player Danny Morseu.  
Attending the World Indigenous Basketball Challenge will give the participants an opportunity to share cultural, political and spiritual experiences with each other and with women from other Indigenous cultures.  The experience of international travel will provide them with a world view which will develop and enhance their leadership skill.   Building upon each woman's strength participating in the WIBC will provide them with the opportunity to become role models and future leaders for their local communities.
Team List
  • Rohanee Cox (Captain)
  • Sophie Atkinson
  • Thamar Atkinson
  • Tyler Atkinson
  • Georgia Baldwin
  • Courtney Bowden
  • Alana Fraser
  • Klarindah Hudson
  • Montanna Hudson
  • Coach: Danny Morseu
  • Team Manager: June Bamblett
  • Assistant Team Manager: Georgia Bamblett

We would like to thanks our sponsors:

  • Victorian Aboriginal Health Service – Healthy Lifestyle Program
  • Victorian Aboriginal Education Associated Incorporated
  • Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
  • Latrobe University
  • Dalton Guthrie Fund
  • Cummeragunja Land Council
  • Northern Metropolitan Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group
  • Aboriginal Community Elders Services
  • Black Eagles Basketball Club
  • Barak Christian Ministries
  • Melbourne Stars Basketball Club
  • Aboriginal Advancement League
  • Broadmeadows Magistrate Court
  • Koorie Justice Unit – Department of Justice
  • Aboriginal Community Justice Program
The World Indigenous Basketball Challenge will be live streamed and can be viewed by following the below link.