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Training sessions under way for 2019 Kurrung Sports Carnival

15 August 2019

Final training sessions are under way in West Arnhem as communities count down the days to the 10 year anniversary event of the Kurrung Sports Carnival which kicks off on Friday, August 30. 
Proudly hosted by West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC), the sports carnival encompasses teams from West Arnhem Land and surrounds which will participate in a men’s and women’s basketball and men’s AFL competition. 
So far, teams from Maningrida, Gunbalanya, Warruwi, Jabiru, Minjilang and Darwin have registered, so there is sure to be a great display of talent as well as community spirit.
The competition officially begins on Friday, August 30 at the Jabiru courts with the start of the women’s basketball competition which will be followed by the men’s basketball.
In an exciting new development, the Kakadu Deadly Runners will be running Jabiru’s first event Warrior Run at the same time. 
Meanwhile, the women’s basketball competition will continue on Saturday, 31 August from 8.30am at the Jabiru Area School courts, and the men’s AFL contest will kick off at the same time at Brockman Oval. 
Participants are reminded to be at their venue one hour prior to the start. 
This year’s carnival will also run in conjunction with the Mahbilil Festival which will take place from Friday, August 30 to Sunday, September 1. 

West Arnhem Regional Council wishes to thank all supporters and sponsors of this year’s carnival, including the Northern Territory Government, Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Kakadu Lodge, Energy Resources of Australia Starwin Shopfront, Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, No More Violence Campaign, Jabiru Area School, Boots For All, Puma Jabiru, Gunbalanya Meats, TEABBA Radio, Intersport, Jabiru Foodland, Jabiru Sports 
and Social Club, TEAM Health, Gunbalanya Sports and Social Club, Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, MPA, ALPA, Arujumu and Adjumarllarl.