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Bouncing Back!

The Vibe 3on3 paid another visit to one of their favourite locations last month, and they certainly weren’t left disappointed.

Murray Bridge has always been a favourite location for the Vibe 3on3® crew. In fact, the weekend of May 26 and 27 saw the 3on3 crew return to this vibrant river city for the fifth time!

One of the reasons Murray Bridge is such a great location for the 3on3 is the overwhelming community support that the festival receives.

“We had a great team of local people on the organising committee who did a really amazing job,” says 3on3 coordinator Claude Williams. “We’d like to thank them all.

“A particularly huge thank you has to go to Kevin Kropinyeri Jnr, who was indispensable in pre-event preparations as well as over the weekend.”

More than 45 teams participated in the structured 3on3 basketball, hip hop, breakdancing, art and health activities, with local young people learning new rapping and dance skills from MC Munkimuk and breakdancer extraordinaire B Boy 2 Ezy.

On hand to offer support and a few basketball tips was Adelaide 36ers legend Mark Davis, and other basketball teams from Adelaide also attended.

Actor and TV star Luke Carroll also joined in the festivities, hanging out with the locals and encouraging local kids to be the best they can be.

“There was a wealth of talent and skill displayed in all elements of the 3on3 over the weekend,” Claude says. “There are heaps of kids with enormous natural ability and given the right opportunities, I think they have the potential to achieve at the highest level in their chosen field.”

By the end of the weekend there were lots of happy kids and some very proud winners. As yet another successful Murray Bridge event drew to a close, the 3on3 crew said their goodbyes knowing that they’ll be back again soon.

“The Murray Bridge community has always supported the 3on3,” Claude says. “That’s the reason we keep coming back.”

The Vibe 3on3® is a two day Aboriginal youth weekend festival that incorporates basketball, dancing, art, culture and health. We aim to promote healthy lifestyles, strengthen communities and boost self-esteem. The Vibe 3on3® is also an excellent opportunity for health services and related organisations to introduce themselves to the wider community. For more information, go to

The Vibe 3on3® would not be possible without our sponsors Rio Tinto Aboriginal Foundation, the Department of Health and Ageing through the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts and the Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education Foundation.

Local sponsors who helped make the Murray Bridge 3on3 possible were KMAK Aboriginal Art and Lower Murray Nungas Club. Thanks also to the Murray Bridge Aboriginal Health Service and Murray Bridge High School.


  • Boys 10 and Under
    The Snakes
    Matt Ten hoopen
    Braden Ten hoopen
    Nathan Tanavenko
    Presenter: Lorraine Kartinyeri
  • Boys 12 and Under
    Dwayne Wilson
    Jarrod Wingard
    Bradley Oate
    Presenter: Dorothy Wilson
  • Boys 14 and Under
    Nungas with attitude
    Joe Trevorrow
    Kevin Kropenyeri
    Ethan Kortiyeri
    Stevie Sumner
    Presenter: Verlaine Crompton
  • Boys 16 and Under
    The Bearded Gnomes
    Justin Appleton
    Sam Byers
    Scott Cahill
    Johnna Rigney
    Presenter: Medika Thorpe
  • Boys 18 and Under
    Peter Wingarll
    Michael Holland
    Aldo Reid
    Beau Miller
    Presenter: Mark Davis
  • Girls 10 and Under
    Hoop Sistas
    Ivanah Campbell
    Belinda Colless
    Tyra Colless
    Jerika Kropinyeri
    Presenter: Luke Carroll
  • Girls 12 and Under
    Ngarrinngieri Nungas
    Courtney Reid
    Shardonnai Karpany
    Aninna Tarasenko
    Presenter: Kevin Kropinyeri
  • Girls 14 and Under
    2 Deadly
    Jamaya Kropinyeri
    Channon Kent
    Jahnaer Newchurch
    Presenter: Sandra Kirby
  • Girls 16 and Under
    Black & Glamourous
    Stacy Wilson
    Sharnah Alhany
    Kristy Oats
    Crystal Newchurch
    Presenter: Shane Rigney
  • Girls 18 and Under
    The Champions
    Darlene Karpany
    Keisha Summer
    Mary Garlett
    Yasmin Johnson
    Presenter: Mark Davis

    Boys Rap
    Presenter: Munkimark

  • Girls Rap
    2 Deadly
    Presenter: Phill Orcher
  • Boy Breakoff
    1st Clarie Gaurlent
    2nd Harry Clark
    3rd Rossie Thorpe
    Presenter: Isaac Parsons
  • Girls Breakoff
    1st Aninna Taravenko
    2nd Keerah Campbell
    3rd Natasha Karpeny
    Presenter: Rachael Kontominas
  • Best Team Card:
    Ice Angels
    Sascha Crompton
    Jessie Walsh
    Patricia A’hang
    Leilani Mallie
    Presenter: Dorothy Oats
  • My Story Winner
    Winner: Kiali Cambelle
    Presenter: Nancia Guivarra
  • Puggy Hunter Award
    Name: Tyson Pens
    Presenter: Claude Williams

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