Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ASHEfest 2017

David Lee September 6, 2017

ASHEFEST is back and ready for all local schools to come and join in at this exciting event being held at Rumbalara Football Netball Club on September 6, 7 and 8.

This year, ASHEfest is going to be bigger than ever with the two major school events AHSEletics and Buroinjin challenge being held over three days; prep to grade three on Wednesday 6, grade 4 to grade 6 on Thursday 7 and high schools on Friday 8.

ASHEfest kicks off with 300+ Indigenous and non-Indigenous primary school students aged from prep to grade 6 participating in a range of exciting activities and entertainment starting at 9:15am and concluding at 2:30pm on both days.

Friday, September 8 is for secondary school students. The highlight will be the Buroinjin Challenge with 20 teams across two championship levels; Junior (year 8 and 9) and Senior (year 10 and above). Buroinjin is an energetic mixed gender ballgame hailing from south-east Queensland’s Kabi Kabi people.

ASHE students have been busy organising ASHEfest as part of their studies. They are looking forward to having many schools from the Greater Shepparton region joining them in this exciting event to celebrate Aboriginal youth, sport and culture.

The event is proudly sponsored this year by The University of Melbourne Department of Rural health Shepparton and Shepparton’s Primary Care Connect, with minor sponsor Greater Shepparton City Council.

For further information please contact ASHE on 5823 6600 or email Jamie Atkinson on [email protected]