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Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 3:50 PM

Deadly Diva Day is an annual event run by Garnduwa that invites school age girls from Broome and surrounding areas such as Bidyadanga and the Dampier Peninsular to attend rotational health and wellbeing workshops at Broome’s Notre Dame University.

This year, Claremont Football Club and Claremont Women’s Football Club flew to Broome to run one of the workshops with the hope to make connections with girls from the Kimberley and to promote women in football. 

Ella Smith, Captain of the Women’s Club, spoke about her pathway from the country to Claremont, and highlighted the opportunities that the girls have if they want to pursue football. Holly Reed, Claremont Football Club’s Administration and Marketing Coordinator, provided insight into her role at Claremont FC and her progression through the AFL Sports Ready program. Jodi Mills, Football Operations Manager at the Claremont Women’s FC, assisted Ella and Holly with conducting the sessions and provided explanations into how the Club can assist players outside the football environment. 

We supported Garnduwa with the delivery of the Deadly Diva Day in Broome, but also repeated the workshop the following day in Looma. These programs provide girls and women in the region with access to health information and services, performing arts, cultural and sport programs. We had a fantastic experience meeting young women, sharing their football journey and encouraging them to continue playing sport and being active leaders in their school and communities.

The road trip to the Kimberley continued this week. Caitlin Boccamazzo and Jodi Mills travelled with Garnduwa to Fitzroy Crossing, Nookanbah and Yiyili - remote Aboriginal communities in the Fitzroy Valley. The Garnduwa Making Her Mark program delivers health, fitness and sport programs to women in communities across the Kimberley. It provides young women with an opportunity to explore leadership programs and sport within their community and the region. It was fantastic to travel with Layla Yu and Katherine Dann from Garnduwa, to meet Elders, Teachers and Principals, Parents and to deliver a football clinic with very keen and talented Kimberley women. 

Claremont Women’s and Men’s Football Club are extremely lucky to work closely with Garnduwa to promote the football pathways from the Kimberley to Claremont. We thank them for inviting us to participate in these events and we hope to continue the strong connection with them for years to come. 

Claremont FC would also like to thank Rio Tinto for their contributions in getting Claremont Football Club up to Broome. Their contribution to WA football has impacted greatly.