Warriors emerge from Patty Mills' Shadows

8 July 2018 10:21 AM

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A new group of Warriors have emerged from the Shadows of the concept that sparked Patty Mills' journey from Canberra to NBA stardom.

The Winnunga Warriors Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander basketball club held a NAIDOC tournament to promote reconciliation in sport at the Belconnen Basketball Stadium over the weekend.

The Winnunga Warriors are hosting a NAIDOC tournament this weekend to promote reconciliation in sport.

Club president and ACT Australian of the year Dion Devow is aiming to bring indigenous and non-indigenous communities together and he sees basketball as the perfect avenue to do so, with age groups from under 10s to under 19s in action.

The Warriors club is the reincarnation of The Shadows, a club formed by Mills' parents Benny and Yvonne which encouraged players from diverse cultural backgrounds to play together, but it ceased almost six years ago when they retired from their roles.

The NBA star has outlined his desire to help resurrect the multicultural and indigenous Australian basketball club founded by his parents almost 30 years ago.

Source: brisbanetimes.com.au

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