SPORT AND GAMES

"sport has played a major role in developing a socially cohesive environment within Indigenous communities. Many of the games you see today have evolved from traditional games of the past." Adam Goodes, Sydney Swans AFL player Ambassador, Indigenous Sport Program, Australian Sports Commission.


 

Mer Kai

A game where the ball or bean bag is kept in the air for as long as possible. Use your hands, arms, head feet or any body parts to keep the ball from hitting the ground.

 Traditional Indigenous Games for K - 3 from Australian Govt. Sports Commission

 

Jillora "Players attempt to make the ball spin for as long as possible. Players use one or both hands to spin the large balls on a smooth surface. Younger players may need help from other players in spinning the balls."

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