The beautiful town of Broome recently hosted the Fremantle Football Club and Purple Hands Foundations third Kimberley 9’s AFL Beach Carnival.
The event brought together children from all over the region to celebrate their dedication to education.
The children proudly designed their own shirts and wore them during the two-day event, where they had the opportunity to play footy with Dockers players Josh Corbett, Conrad Williams and Mikayla Morrison.
While footy was certainly on the agenda, the carnival – held on Broome’s iconic Cable Beach - also offers workshops around culture, health, and wellbeing, encouraging students to attend school and to make positive choices for themselves and their mates.
On the first day of the event, the staff and students arrived to a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony delivered by a respected Yawuru woman with traditional ties to the land on which the event took place.
The Carnival fosters a strong connection to country and community – a journey of which Programmed is proud to be a part.