Around the Campfire Cup
Around the Campfire Inc holds the Around the Campfire Cup, an annual women’s AFL carnival played in Adelaide and Perth between a combination of Indigenous and non-Indigenous teams from across SA, WA and NT.
The carnivals are an opportunity to learn and develop skills and confidence, bring people together, learn or reconnect with Indigenous culture, create new friendships and networks, and to promote women as role models within communities.
The carnivals are played between 4 or 6 teams playing in a round robin format and playing several 2x10 min games each, with the top 2 teams playing in the final for the Around the Campfire Cup.
The Around the Campfire Cup in Adelaide and Perth has a joint Master of Ceremonies, AFLW ambassador and Marngrook host Shelley Ware, and ex-Sydney Swans footballer now global media personality Troy Gray.
Our opening ceremonies are something spectacular. Being led by Senior Kaurna and Noongar Custodians, young Aboriginal men and women perform traditional and contemporary dance involving the teams in the inspiring traditional ceremony to begin the carnival.
During the week prior to the carnivals our goal is to bring Indigenous women to Perth and Adelaide for a week of health and education workshops, building networks and friendships, vocational visits, confidence building activities, all tied into their football commitments. Culminating in a wonderful 2 days at the Around the Campfire Cup carnival.