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Murray Bridge

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 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. WINNERS

  • Boys 10 and Under The Snakes Matt Ten hoopen Braden Ten hoopen Nathan Tanavenko Presenter: Lorraine Kartinyeri
  • Boys 12 and Under Warriors 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 Titans 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 Titans 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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