The Nicky Winmar Carnival is an annual round robin tournament targeting Aboriginal male youth aged 13 to 15. The tournament features teams representing both metropolitan and regional WA.
The Nicky Winmar Carnival was originally created to provide disengaged and at risk Aboriginal male youth with another platform to reconnect with the WA Football pathway. The inaugural Nicky Winmar Carnival was played in 2007 and consisted of five teams representing North and South metropolitan Perth and three regional sides. The overall goal of the Nicky Winmar Carnival is to increase the amount of Aboriginal youth and community members participating in clubs and development squads as either players, coaches, umpires, administrators or volunteers.
The carnival provides members of the Aboriginal community with a direct opportunity to:
- Participate in a structured WA football marquee event
- Achieve coaching and umpiring accreditation
- Re-engage with educational and sport participation programs
- Connect with AFL/WAFL mentors and role models
- Potentially be identified for WAFL development pathways
- Represent the state through selection into the AFLs National KickStart Championship
Representing Great Southern region including Albany and Mt Barker
Training at North Albany Senior High School 4-5pm Monday 12,19,26 February 2018
|Tom Moir 0428 428 440 or Robbie Minniter 0439 982 008|
|Claremont - Metro||
Representing Claremont metropolitan zone
Training at Claremont Oval 4-5pm Tuesday 20 & 27, Thursday 22 February 2018
|Declan Cormack 0484 843 880 or Adam Cockie 0477 767 007|
Representing Midwest zone including Geraldton and Mullewa
|Kristian Dicton 0429 217 220 or Adrian Bartlett 0417 980 513|
Representing the current East Perth metro and regional zone
Training at Altone Park Beechboro, 5.30-6.30pm Tuesday 6,13,20,27 & Friday 9,16,23 February 2 March 2018
|Corey Ranger 0403 350 814|
|Midlands/Northam||Representing the Midlands and based in Northam and Moora||Jermaine Davis 0477422489 or Glen Collins 0417 920 817|
Representing the current Peel football District.
Training at Coodanup College 3.30-5pm Monday 5,12,19,26 & Wednesday 28 February 2018
|Aaron Ballantyne 0400 230 072 or Liam Anthony 0429 348 353|
Representing current metropolitan zone.
Training at Parnham Reserve, Carlise (Cnr Oats & Star St) 5-6pm Tuesday 6,13,20,27 February 2018
|Chris Brown 0412 676 857|
|Pilbara||Representing towns in the Pilbara Region||Vicki Agnew 0455 661 633|
Combining South Fremantle and East Fremantle zone in the South East metropolitan regiona of Perth
Training at Cecil Andrews SHS, Seville Grove 3.30-5pm Tuesday 6,13,20,27 February Thursday 1 March 2018
|Daren Bell 0438 952 487 or Liam Anthony 0429 348 353|
Representing current South Fremantle metropolitan zone.
Training at Legacy Park, (Oval next to Cockburn Arc) 4.30-5.30pm Thursday 8,15,22 & Tuesday 27 February 1 March 2108
|Regan Atkinson 0437 587 161 or Liam Anthony 0429 348 353|
|South West/Bunbury||based in Bunbury, representing the South West region of WA||Jamie Douse 0417 980 508 or Glen Omodel 0402 258 232|
Representing current Subiaco metropolitan zone.
Training at Barry Britton Oval Balga 4-5pm Tuesday 6,13,20,27 February Thursday 1 March 2018
|Matt Debaro 0402 794 016 or Adam Cockie 0477 767 007|
Representing Swans metropolitan zone including Midland and Bassendean
Training at Ashfield Reserve, Guildford Rd 4.30 - 5.30pm Monday 5,12,19,26 February 2018
|Christian Tufili 0423 989 582|
|West Perth 'Djinda Falcons'||
Representing current West Perth Metro Zone.
Training at HBF Arena Joondalup 4-5.30pm Friday 9,16,23 February Thursday 1 March 2018
|Wesley Moran 0409 084 483 or Sharon Kenney 0400 203 660 or Adam Cockie 0477 767 007|
|Wheatbelt||Representing Narrogin, Katanning, Bruce Rock, Merredin||Paul Reid 0419 859 576|
The brilliant South Fremantle, St. Kilda and Western Bulldogs player bewildered opponents and exhilarated the football public for more than 15 years. His silky skills covered the full range of football. He possessed a breathtaking mark, glorious kick and magical ball handling.
Player Profile © The Encylopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby