Indigenous Games Trail unveiled at Riverway
Date published: 11 April 2018
Townsville City Council yesterday unveiled the new Indigenous Games Trail as part of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) festivities.
The Games Trail, officially named Ngulu Marga Yulga Uriny (which translates to Outside Games Path Come Join In), is located at Riverway and aims to promote an increased awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
There are 8 traditional games played by indigenous children along the trail with signage that provides information and rules about the game.
The project is a collaboration between Townsville City Council, the Queensland Government’s Office of the Commonwealth Games, the Department of Housing and Public Works- Sport and Recreation Services and Nature Play.
Deputy Mayor Les Walker said the trail is a great way to acknowledge Townsville’s indigenous community and culture.
“This is a fantastic way to get involved and learn about the culture of our indigenous community in a fun, healthy and active way,” Cr Walker said.
“The trail is a legacy of our involvement in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and a permanent instalment for locals and visitors to learn from and enjoy.”
Member for Thuringowa Aaron Harper said these Games are the first major sporting event in Australia and the first in Commonwealth Games history to include a Reconciliation Action Plan.
“The Indigenous Games Trail is a key part of the Games legacy for Townsville and one of the ways the RAP is delivering tangible benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,” he said.
“The Trail and the traditional games will encourage families to get outdoors and get active while learning about our local Indigenous culture.”
For more information head to: https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/games-trail