A team of 13 University of Tasmania students and staff will be heading across to Perth for the upcoming Indigenous Nationals.
The four-day event showcases four mixed-gender sports: touch football, basketball, netball and volleyball. Shannon Munton is one of seven athletes who are competing for a consecutive year.
“Last year I was given the opportunity to be netball captain, along with Taylor Wigg and together we managed to pull off the dream team winning quite a few of our games.”
Around 30 teams are expected to compete creating one of the largest Indigenous multi-sport events in the country.
“Along with the sport side of things the social aspect was just as amazing as the actual competition. It’s not something you can explain to someone unless they have also gone. Everyone was so kind and welcoming and just wanted to get to know you. I made so many friends from this event and this is one of the highlights of being able to attend again this year in Perth, I will get to see so many of them again. It also helps that so many of our team from last year are attending again this year, so it feels like the little UTAS family is back together. We are so thankful that UTAS Sport and Riawunna have given us this amazing opportunity and I look forward to absolutely everything this year and bring home the win for UTAS.”
The event starts on June 23 and runs for four days.