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Great community event

Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019

The boys of Menindee who made up Team 1 and Team 2 of the round robin. PICTURE: Kayelene Crossing The boys of Menindee who made up Team 1 and Team 2 of the round robin. PICTURE: Kayelene Crossing

Maari Ma and Deadly Choices combined forces to hold a hugely successful Rugby 7s tournament at the Memorial Oval on Friday night.

Both organisations were rapt with the event, and excited about the partnership they have forged.

More than 200 people turned out to take part in the First Nations Rugby 7s search for Indigenous talent for the 2024 Olympics in Paris, and the scouts were impressed with the raw local talent.

The stars of the evening were the boys from Menindee, Team 1. They now get to design their own rugby shirt to mark the occasion.

Other events included a 100m sprint. The women’s winner was Bianca ‘BJ’ Johnson ($500 prize) and the men’s dash was won by Ashley Wilson ($500 prize). The children’s sprint was won by young Ricky Williams, who won a shirt.

Other fun things throughout the evening included face painting, temporary tattoos, a kids’ play corner, and a free barbecue dinner.

The mobile clinic was also on hand with a GP, nurse and an Aboriginal health worker on board, so people could get their yearly health check to gain a Deadly Choices T-shirt.

Phil (Nyirey) Kickett rounded out the night performing a fantastic array of songs.

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