Sandfire Bulls creating Opportunity

Sandfire Bulls

Sandfire Bulls creating Opportunity

Heroes walk among us. Meet Donna Ah-One, the founder of the Sandfire Bulls, an Indigenous football team in Mt Isa that first kicked off in 2014. “We want to provide opportunities for our mob to play at a higher level. Everyone is welcome here. I always say, soccer is for everybody,” said Ah-One.

Like most sustainable indigenous organisations, it’s a family affair.

“I’m very boisterous, I’m very passionate and I’m the main voice for the Bulls, but I don’t do this all on my own. My mum, Pearl, is a community Elder and a big supporter of the Bulls.

“I appreciate the support of my family and all the volunteers that help me. Sandfire Bulls would fail without them.”

“For our mob, our dream is to get our own patch – our own field for our juniors to develop. And also, a little clubhouse where they can have a sense of ownership and something to connect to.”

Go Bulls!

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Patrick Skene

Patrick Skene is a founder and Chief Creative Officer of Cultural Pulse. Patrick works with over 100 communities and creates compelling content for clients to engage with them. He is a storyteller, marketer, writer and author of ‘The Big O, The Life & Times of Olsen Filipaina‘ which has gone into reprint. His stories on the intersection of sport, history and culture have been published by The Guardian Australia, the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and Inside Sport. He is currently the proud coach of the Rockdale Raiders Under 8B1’s football team.