AHCWA’s Tackling Indigenous Smoking team participated in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Golf Championships this November, taking an opportunity to engage and yarn about smoking cessation with competitors.
The TIS team sponsored shirts for the championships, which were held on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja, at the Vines Resort in Ellenbrook on Monday, 7th until Friday, 11 November.
The team also hosted a stall on the Wednesday, with information and promotional material shared throughout the day.
Around 90 competitors from across Australia took part in the event, which ran over four days, with a presentation dinner held on the final day of the tournament. The competition, which was launched with a Welcome to Country on the first day by Noongar Elder Nick Abraham, featured A, B, C and social grades. Michael Bell was the A-grade champion, while AHCWA’s Dan Mason won the C-grade division. Following a few COVID-19 interrupted years, the tournament was the first held nationally since 2019; when it was hosted in Ballarat.