Liontown supports the Murlpirrmarra Connection Cultural Weekend Football Carnival


Liontown Resources proudly supported the 16th annual Murlpirrmarra Connection Ltd Cultural Weekend Football Carnival, held in Wiluna from 1-3 June 2024. The event aims to build cultural awareness, social development and community pride, bringing together young football players and their families for a weekend of educational activities, team-building exercises and football matches. Every year, the Wiluna Martu Eagles, Mount Magnet Miners, and the Dalkeith Nedlands Junior Football Club get together for a fun series of games that promote both physical, mental wellbeing and great sportsmanship.

Liontown Resources’ team members Anne Louise Vague, Shaun Thompson, Matthew Crock, Zoe Cowan, Jeremy Neesham and Lily Grace volunteered at the event. Their contributions included umpiring, supplying fruit refreshments, assisting in running water to the players, first aid support, helping with setup and cleanup, and playing games. This initiative was part of Liontown’s commitment to community engagement and support for the local Goldfields community, where our flagship Kathleen Valley Lithium Project is situated.

The Murlpirrmarra Connection Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing Aboriginal youth from Wiluna, Leonora, and the Murchison region with access to quality secondary education options. The organisation aims to create a positive support system for the students, helping them complete their education and pursue higher education, vocational training and employment opportunities. The organisation has provided numerous opportunities and supports Tjiwarl families throughout the region and is also a partner of the Tjiwarl Aboriginal Cooperation.

The Murlpirrmarra Cultural Weekend Football Carnival has become a major event on the junior football calendar, celebrated for its impact on building team spirit, cultural understanding, respect and healthy living. The Liontown team thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet community members and support the Cultural Weekend Football Carnival in partnership with Murlpirrmarra Connection Ltd.

For more information visit the Murlpirrmarra Connection website