University of Sydney supports Indigenous Round of Women’s National Basketball League

October 22, 2019 | Sydney Flames news

Brydens Sydney Uni Flames are proud to partner with the University of Sydney for this Sunday’s Indigenous Round clash against the University of Canberra Capitals in the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL).

Ahead of the game, the Flames will run a free basketball clinic for young members of the community followed by a pre-game function for elders and special guests, headlined by a Tribal Warrior Yidaki (didgeridoo) Performance.

The partnership aims to celebrate the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and cultures have in the University’s sporting and wider community and develop their opportunities and engagement in the sport of basketball.

We are very excited to be hosting an Indigenous Round here at the University of Sydney,” said Brydens Sydney Uni Flames General Manager, Karen Dalton.

“The game will give the Flames, their members and supporters the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the contribution the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders people have made in our community.”

For the game, the Flames will don an Indigenous jersey designed by Bruce Shillingsworth with the help of his daughter, Serika who is a current student of the University of Sydney and development player with the Flames.

The University of Sydney’s support of this round has been vital in working to deliver a game-day that duly celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

”We’re proud to support the Flames’ Indigenous Round,” said University of Sydney Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM. “I encourage the local community to come along, take part in our basketball clinic and watch some the country’s best basketballers in action.”

The game will take place at Brydens Stadium in the University Sports & Aquatic Centre in Darlington on Sunday, 27 October at 2pm. Tickets are available here.