3KND had the privilege of broadcasting at Monash University for the Indigenous Nationals 2023.
The Indigenous Nationals is a week-long multisport competition for indigenous student-athletes. This year 33 universities will compete for the crown of overall champion.
The annual event aims to bring together student-athletes from universities across Australia to compete in 4 sports - Touch Football, Basketball, Netball and Volleyball.
One multi-disciplined team is sent from each University. Each sport is competed over one day and at the conclusion of the week, one university team is crowned the champion of the games.
Indigenous Nationals is an amazing environment to not only celebrate the rich sporting culture of indigenous Australia but to also acknowledge the heritage and history of the participating student-athletes.
Today we seen students represent their Universities in Basketball with each team having stand out uniforms with deadly First Nations designs.
This week there is more than 500 indigenous students athletes from across Australia competing at the Clayton Campus from the 26th to 30th June.
Not only were their students participating but it was great to see stalls holders from around Naarm and across the country also family members travelled far to be here and show support to the teams.
This year Monash University host the competition which is held on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong People.
Thank you to the all the staff, stall holders, students and community members for a great day.
Tristan Kennedy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) and Brett Lavale Director of Sport from Monash University talk to Gman about the Indigenous Nationals.