Wadeye Magic vs Darwin Buffaloes exhibition AFL match
On Saturday, 11 September 2021, NO MORE Strong Men program worker Adrian Lantjin participated in the ceremony welcoming the Darwin Buffaloes to Wadeye to participate in an exhibition match against the Wadeye Magic, at the Wadeye main football oval. Adrian helped to showcase the culture through dance in the opening Welcome to Country ceremony. He was also given the opportunity to speak to the players about the NO MORE program and the important contribution sport has in creating healthy and safe families and communities.
NO MORE emphasises the role of sport in creating safer communities. When harnessed to its full potential, sport is an environment that creates opportunity for connection and purpose within many communities throughout Australia. Sporting environments that encourage participation and respect, and show those qualities in all aspects of engagement, including during competition, lend to being very positive environments, in which people care and support one another to be safe and healthy, and are encouraged to reach out when in need.
The match itself was played in excellent spirits with several of the Wadeye Magic players being approached post game and invited to play for the Darwin Buffaloes in the NTFL season.