Cameco is proud to support Murlpirrmarra Connection and the work they do to improve the lives of young people in the communities surrounding Yeelirrie.
Murlpirrmarra Connection was founded in 2010, with the aim of improving the wellbeing, education and health of indigenous youth in Wiluna and surrounding areas.
Murlpirrmarra’s flagship event is undoubtedly the annual junior football cultural carnival, which brings together young players from the Wiluna Martu Eagles and the Dalkeith Nedlands Junior Football Club, in a unique team-building weekend that combines highly skilled football with educational activities and plenty of fun for all. The annual carnival culminates with a highly-anticipated football match between the two young teams and the presentation of the Murlpirrmarra Perpetual Cup.
The sixth annual event was held in the remote Wiluna township bordering the southern tip of Western Australia’s Western Desert region (approximately 70 kilometres north of Cameco’s Yeelirrie project).
The desert Martu Aboriginal children spent four fantastic days sharing their culture and sporting skills with young contemporary children from Perth’s inner-city suburbs. At the end of this unique cultural event not only were some great footy matches played, but great friendships and a deeper appreciation of different cultures were formed.
As a Foundation Sponsor of Murlpirrmarra Connection, Cameco was proud to support and participate in the event and witness firsthand how sport can promote cultural respect and awareness between communities from vastly different locations and cultures.