Starting 30 May on NITV - Nyoongar Footy Magic

15th May 2018
Nyoongar Footy Magic is a series of documentaries profiling Western Australian Nyoongar Aussie Rules champions including Polly Farmer, Barry Cable, Jim and Phil Krakouer and Nicky Winmar.

The Nyoongar nation of the southwest region Western Australia have contributed hugely to game of Australian Rules. Kevin Sheedy AM, former player and coach described them as warriors of the game. "This group of Indigenous people have been magnificent for our game.”

The series uses interviews with players and their families to tell the story of how, following colonisation of their traditional homelands in South Western Australia, and suffering terrible hardship from colonial rule, the Nyoongar people mastered Australian Rules football and used it as a way to build respect, pride and employment for their people.

Nyoongar Footy Magicproduced by Harry Bardwell from Beyond West Productions, comprises films ranging from 2 minutes to 30 minutes, the longer version screening on NITV from May 30 at 9.00pm. They will also be released in a box set and iTunes.