THE indigenous community of Framlingham is set to be thrust onto the state-wide stage as two netball teams hailing from the south-west town gear up for a tilt at the Murrun Dhelk Koori Carnival.
The football and netball focused event, which is set to take place across the upcoming weekend, will include 800 athletes from across Victoria.
About 70 football and netball teams will compete over the weekend, with the Framlingham-based teams vying to qualify for grand final games to be held on Sunday afternoon.
“We revived the carnival last year because it hadn’t been held for about three years, and the response was incredible,” said Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-Operative chief executive Raylene Harradine.
It was a fantastic opportunity to bring our communities together and strengthen relationships.Raylene Harradine
“Thousands of competitors and spectators came from all over Victoria.
“It was a fantastic opportunity to bring our communities together and strengthen relationships, while also showcasing our sporting talent and culture to the wider community.”
The south-west teams will compete at the Epsom Huntly Reserve, in Bendigo.