The boys contacted us and explained the situation to us and we all wanted to come up with a solution. And a solution they came up with: "Why don't we start an all indigenous ice hockey team in Ice Factor?" There was no reason why not so the boys went to work to try and find players and sponsors for the team. In a matter of only weeks we were able to take the photo above: The first Kaurna Boomerangs team photo. Three of our Ice Factor helpers Ales Kratoska, Tash Farrier and Justine Shaw committed coaching the team with a mix experience of players. Some had played a bit of ice hockey before, other had never skated.
The team picked up skills really quickly and even won one of our Ice Factor Challenge Cup! After establishing the team, the Boomerangs have gained some amazing supporters: Jarrad Neade (Port Adelaide) and Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows) have spent time with the team and helping give guidance.
This all started with only two young men, some vision and a lot of determination.