Nova Group Sponsors Boigu Island in “Battle of the Islands” Football Tournament
- Jul 3, 2019
Nova Group is proud to sponsor the men’s and women’s Boigu Island touch football teams in the Torres Strait Islands 2019 “Battle of the Islands” tournament!
Taking place from Tuesday 30 July to Sunday 4 August on Thursday island, the football tournament provides an opportunity for the Torres Strait Islander communities to come together to represent their respective islands and offers indigenous youths an opportunity to showcase their skills and abilities.
Representing Boigu Island are 32 male and female indigenous youths competing in the 2019 touch football tournament.
Due to the extremely remote nature of these islands, the opportunities for the islander communities to compete in tournaments such as these are limited and often rely on the support of sponsors such as Nova Group.
Rich in history and tradition, the Boigu Island is a low-lying mud flat island, sitting approximately 1.6m above sea level in the top Western cluster of the Torres Strait.
The Boigu people hold a strong connection to the land, sea and sky, relying on their traditional knowledge to safely travel the waterways to other islands and mainland Australia and hunt for and gather food.
In recent years, the island has been significantly impacted by changing weather patterns and noticeable increases in rising sea levels.
Boigu Island’s community and traditional landowners are concerned that the reality of rising sea levels brings the risk that Boigu Island and other low-lying communities on Australia’s borders.
The island community and Nova Group are focused on raising awareness of the environmental threat Boigu Island and others are now facing.
Nova Group is proud to support the passionate Boigu Island community, rich in tradition and culture. Good luck!
Learn more about the Boigu Island touch football teams here: https://www.facebook.com/boigutouch/
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