Players from the Dindima Aboriginal Football Club romped home to beat Queanbeyan Canberra United in the Wagga team’s first appearance at the recent Canberra Knockout. They had an early 5am start to make their first match at 9am at Seiffert Oval in Queanbeyan, NSW.
The team, whose name means ‘group of stars’ in Wiradjuri, donned their teal, black and white jerseys to face off against the Koorie Brothers United. The Wagga boys defeated them 24 points to six.
Next up, Dindima trounced the Dubbo Pacemakers, 18 points to nil.
Moving into the third round, the team took on defending champions, Nanima Common Connections. Despite the early start, Dindima’s winning form held out to defeat Nanima 22 points to four.
Exhausted but thrilled, Dindima progressed into the Grand Final, taking on Queanbeyan Canberra United on their home turf. In their closest match on the day, Dindima prevailed, winning 20 points to four.
Dindima’s Jeremy Hampton was named ‘Best on Ground’ for the Grand Final. Chris Maher and William Merritt were also acknowledged as players of the day.
Kyle Burgess, Dindima’s president, reported that the team played exceptionally well, only letting a total of three tries in during a long, tough day. He thanked supporters who came to cheer the boys on and the volunteers who had made the day possible.
Wellways Australia is proud to join International Hotel Wagga Wagga, Mission Australia, Joss Group and the Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat in supporting the team at the Canberra Knockout.
Wellways congratulates the Dindima team and their supporters, cheering them onto victory for the Big Knockout in Sydney.