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Jambinu Indigenous side split results at First Nations Football Cup Tournament

Jake Santa MariaGeraldton Guardian
The Jambinu squad arrive back in Perth.
Camera IconThe Jambinu squad arrive back in Perth. Credit: Facebook

The First Nations Football Cup Tournament came to a close at the end of last week with good results from the Mid-West Jambinu squad.

The tournament hosted Indigenous squads from around the country in a showcase of footballing skills while also providing the opportunity for cultural exchange.

It was also a chance to shine at a national level with the tournament providing a pathway to the Indigenous Koalas soccer squad.

They played four games across the tournament starting up with a 3-1 loss to the Northern Territory Yappas in a closely fought encounter before the Yappas broke away towards the end.

But the Jambinu squad bounced back in a big way in a crushing 5-1 win over the South Coast Jummalungs to close out day one.

Day two started with a 2-1 win against Sydney FC before a reverse result to the Munngu Mundas saw them finish the tournament with a 2-2 record but miss out on finals.

Team co-ordinator Tanya Amazzini said it was a great tournament.

“The ladies played extremely well in all of their games and have done themselves and WA very proud,” she said.

“Thanks to coaches Martin and Matt, team Mum Tracey and team Manager Adrian for volunteering your time to the Jambinu team.”

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