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Nova Peris will be coming to Broome as a special guest of Garnduwa’s Making Her Mark Women in Sport forum next week.Picture: STEFAN POSTLES
Camera IconNova Peris will be coming to Broome as a special guest of Garnduwa’s Making Her Mark Women in Sport forum next week.Picture: STEFAN POSTLES Credit: STEFAN POSTLES/AAPIMAGE

After spending the past year building a project that combines leadership and women’s football, local sporting organisation Garnduwa is set to hold its inaugural women in sport forum.

The Making Her Mark: Women in Sport forum will be held in Broome at Nyamba Buru Yawuru on March 10 and 11, hosting past, current and emerging sporting stars including former athlete and Senator Nova Peris.

Ms Peris, pictured, will be a keynote speaker at the forum along with representatives from the Fremantle Dockers, Her Rules Her Game, and aspiring indigenous talent from communities throughout the Kimberley region.

During the two-day forum, women will celebrate the tenacity and motivation of women in remote communities to play football despite regularly travelling thousands of kilometres to play.

Participants will engage in training sessions in both a classroom-like setting and in a practical setting. They will also have the opportunity to network with key stakeholders and find out about potential talent pathways.

It comes after the Making Her Mark program ventured to 11 communities in the region and engaged with 350 indigenous women and girls.

The Making Her Mark program was designed to build relationships and listen to Aboriginal women in community to inform both Garnduwa’s community sport and recreation plans and the Active Leaders Program.

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