Sport is also uniquely placed to unite cultures and communities, break down barriers and help build social capital.
The State Government recognises the value of sport and recreation to Aboriginal people and we’re committed to increasing participation in physical activity and building the community capacity to encourage it.
We want to increase Aboriginal participation and support and train athletes, coaches, officials and administrators from grassroots programs through to those in elite competition.
Participation in sport and recreation plays a vital role in improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and their communities. There are great mental and physical benefits to being active and research shows that kids who are more active learn better.
The Department of Sport and Recreation has numerous programs and initiatives helping create a more active and engaged Aboriginal community including: