ATKINSON RE-SIGNS FOR 2019

RFNC would like to announce that Kane Atkinson has signed on to continue as playing coach for season 2019. In his first year of coaching, Kane was able to take the senior group to a Preliminary final appearance in what was an exciting season for the Club. Kane was unfortunate to miss a lot of
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FAMILY PROFILE

Mark Atkinson: Inaugural Coach, Three-Time Premiership Coach At 2 am the day before the first match was ever played at the Rumbalara Football Netball Club grounds, Mark Atkinson and his cousins were busy welding and putting together the scoreboard. The next day he coached the senior team in its very first home match and the
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MUNARRA CENTER FOR REGIONAL EXCELLENCE

The next chapter of the Rumbalara Football Netball Club will see it involved in the development of the multi-million-dollar Munarra Centre for Regional Excellence. In partnership with the University of Melbourne, Greater Shepparton Council and Academy of Sport, Health and Education; the project will work towards the region’s prosperity and its capacity to close the
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BREAKTHROUGH YEAR FOR DCC

Dhungala Children’s Choir (DCC) began 2017 on a high celebrating a win in the Broadway World Awards. Members took the award for best Children’s Chorus in an opera, for their performance in Sydney Opera House production of Pecan Summer by Yorta Yorta composer and soprano Deborah Cheetham. DCC have gone from strength to strength in
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EXPRESSING CULTURE THROUGH ART

The Polyglot Theatre arts program has been a welcome addition to the Rumbalara Football Netball Club in 2017. Together the groups launched a three-year partnership aiming to inspire young people while increasing the visibility of the club within the community. Volunteer Belinda Briggs said the arts program has added another dimension to the club. “Sport
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TAKING THE NEXT STEP

The Rumbalara Football Netball Club is assisting parents in making life defining choices towards their future. Launched last year, ParentsNext is a government program run in partnership with Catholic Care, Mission Australia and SalvoCare. Case manager Jessica Nicholson said the program assisted parents with children under the age of six, who have been out of
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BRIGGS GIVES BACK

After a bumper 2017 full of touring and hit-making with two time aria award winning duo A.B. Original, Shepparton rapper Briggs came back to where it all began to give back. Earlier this year, the proud Yorta Yorta man announced his record label, Bad Apples Music, would sponsor the junior teams at Rumbalara Football Netball
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EMPOWERING THE COMMUNITY

More than 250 people packed the Rumbalara Football Netball Club rooms for the ninth Dungala Kaiela Oration in July. A joint initiative of the Kaiela Institute and the University of Melbourne, the annual event aims to open a broader conversation about Greater Shepparton. Kaiela institute board director Tui Crumpen said prosperity and economic development had
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OPPORTUNITY FOR WRITERS

A wide variety of prose and poetry was well received during this year’s Dungala Kaiela Writing Awards. The awards have been running for six years and recognise excellence in Aboriginal writing. This year about 60 entries were received from a cross-section of the Aboriginal community, with both youth and elders taking up the pen to
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INSPIRED BY RUMBA

The Rumbalara Football Netball Club community has inspired three women to complete doctorate degrees. Club members Karyn Ferguson, Raelene Nixon and Tui Crumpen are undertaking research towards PhDs on issues of importance to the local indigenous community. Karyn is building a database with the goal of creating an accurate picture of maternal and infant outcomes.
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