NAIDOC Week Culture and Family Fun Day kicks off

There was plenty of action happening at the Boomerangs home ground on Thursday as hundreds of locals joined in the NAIDOC Cultural and Family Day.

“NAIDOC Week is a wonderful time when the community come out to celebrate Aboriginal culture,” Miyay Birray manager and event-organiser Darrel Smith said. 

More than 100 people showed to Burt Jovanovich Oval to try their hand at a range of art and sports activities.

Children got creative with slime, painting and colouring-in activities. Face painting was an expected hit as was the miniature ninja warrior course, bowls and the running competition.


Adults had a chance to share in the fun with a game of touch football. Moree police officers even took to the field for the good cause.

“NAIDOC celebrations brings out a lot of people from the community, who don’t normally get the chance to do something. The elders can mix with the kids: it’s a good way to connect the generations,” Mr Smith said.