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Annual Elders Olympics a Success

Aboriginal elders from around New South Wales gathered at Tomaree Sporting Complex in Nelson Bay to compete in the annual Elders Olympics.

Elders attending the gathering represented 28 Aboriginal nations including Biripi, Awabakal, Darkinjung, Dhungutti, Gumbangiir, Gandangara and Gamilaroi.

Kristy Lee Priestly, the PHN's First Nations Health Access Manager said "It was a wonderful day, everyone was in great spirits and it was heart-warming to see the vast amount of people coming together and greeting each other because they hadn’t seen one another for so long, as it has been 3 years since the last Elders Olympics was held."

"A DJ playing from Koori Radio station, Coffs Harbour gave the day some groove and it was a wonderful sight to see the Elders dancing up the field."

The Winners of the Elders Olympics this year was “Booroongen Djugun Elders” from Kempsey, who will now host next years event.

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