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West Arnhem wins Tiwi Lightening Carnival

06 October 2017

For the first time a combined West Arnhem team travelled across the Timor Sea to Wurrumiyanga to compete in the first ever Tiwi Lightening Carnival recently.
Incredibly, West Arnhem took the win in the competition with representatives from five West Arnhem communities including Gunbalanya, Jabiru, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang.

The boys bonded together at the Michael Long Leadership Learning Centre where they received their jumpers for the carnival. It was a long and exhausting weekend and the boys played exceptionally well from the get go. 
In the end, West Arnhem was undefeated and made it all the way to the Grand Final and what a corker it was - neck and neck for the whole game with only three points the difference at the final siren. 
With West Arnhem announced as the premiers, the boys and supporters are all over the moon with their much-deserved win. 
It was a fantastic weekend and thanks to Lawrence Costa MLA for his assistance and support!