OUR DREAMTIME STORY

Binar is the Noongar word for meteor. The Dreamtime story tells us that when harsh times came to Earth, the Spirit Mother lifted her children high up in her arms where they would be safe as stars. When her children on Earth are in need of help, the Spirit Mother sends her star children home in the form of meteors. The young people of Binar represent their origins on their jerseys with artwork painted by First Nations artist Nerolie Bynder.

 

The Binar story speaks to a culture that values community, family, and connection to country. These values are close to our hearts as we proceed from excellence in sport and education to excellence in all arenas of life.


By bringing young Australians into contact with First Nations culture, we create pride in identity, confidence in self, and care in community. Like the Spirit Mother, we protect and nurture. We create stars whose light will guide the way for future generations.

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Wagyl by Tamara Hayden

OUR HISTORY

2011

One team of 6 boys in Kalamunda

2 teams   +   2 tournaments   + a grand final win

2012

Binar Sports became incorporated. First interstate tour with 12 boys who win both U16 and U18 boys titles at National Indigenous Championships at the AIS in Canberra

2013

6 teams at Kalamunda, 2 in East Perth, 3 in Midland

Started an U18’s comp at Midland PCYC (70 players each night)

Received a special invitation to compete in our first

BWA State Basketball Championships

2014

2015

Adam Desmond awarded the Premiers Australia Day Active Citizenship Award, the Blue Ribbons Club of the Year and Volunteer of the Year

40 youth attended the 2015 Friendship games with Efrem Garlett-Watson selected among 400 for one of 2 leadership and sportsmanship awards

Anthony Edgar first Binar player to represent a WA state team and then be officially signed as an SBL player

Binar enter a team in the Progress Cup summer football comp and win the grand final

Binar wins 3 divisions at the BWA State Championships

5 boys represent Night Hoops in Singapore

2016

Sisters Maddison and Hayley Alone are the first Binar girls to represent a WA state team

A boys and girls team travel to China to compete in the 2016 Friendship Games

2017

2 girls (aged 16) sign SBL contracts. Maddison Alone is awarded Female Player of the Year at the BWA Gala Awards Night. Teams attend the Night Hoops Singapore tournament.

U17 girls win the 2017 Asia Cup Basketball Youth Cup

Binar partners with Greg Hire’s charity A Stitch in Time to deliver a mentoring program to Binar youth

Teams attend Cyberjaya International Youth Basketball tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nes’eya Parker-Williams signs with the Perth Lynx in the WNBL

Adam is interviewed on Channel 9’s Local Hero segment

Regional clinics delivered in Kalgoorlie and Merriden

12 teams entered in the BWA NAIDOC carnival

First teams registered at Warwick stadium

2018

Homework classes commence

Binar enters 24 teams in the BWA NAIDOC carnival

Binar competes in the Arafura games in Darwin and win a bronze medal

Kenny Griggs and Will Yarran are recruited for the DBL season

Artist Nerolie Bynder presents the Binar dreamtime story artwork used for our uniforms

70 people travel to Cairns to compete in the National Indigenous Championships - Binar is the largest cohort and young leaders are noted for their outstanding leadership

Binar becomes an invitational team for the Asia United Basketball Association league

2019

2020

Binar competes in the Barry Cameron memorial carnival
Advisory board is established with Andrew Vlahov as the chairman

Adam is awarded the Telstra Community Ambassador of the Year
Banksia Hill juvenile detention centre clinics run in partnership with Des Headland from the AFL’s Indigenous Players Alliance
Adam continues to support the community during COVID shutdowns by providing meals and supplies to families in need and is
Adam is awarded the role of Regional Coordinator - WA for Patty Mills inaugural Indigenous Community Basketball League (ICBL)

Rory Charles and Nes’eya Parker receive Youth of the Year and Sportsperson of the Year at the NAIDOC Awards
Binar Christmas party at Warwick stadium, sponsored by Accor, is attended by over 400 people

Binar delivers first cultural workshop and basketball clinic at Australind Senior High School

Multiple teams make finals with 2 wins at the BWA State Championships

2021

33 teams entered in the Barry Cameron Memorial Carnival

APM become a 3-year sponsor and assist with employment pathways

Adam is awarded the Community Citizen of the Year by the City of Swan

Partner with Youth Futures who allow us to use their Midland campus for homework classes

First employees - 6 Binar youths, to assist with coaching, training, cultural workshops and admin support

Binar runs a 4-day basketball and cultural camp at Roelands with teams playing in the Bunbury Noongar Junior Classic

Binar receives $120k government grant to deliver regional clinics as part of a Targeted Participation Program for Indigenous youth

16 netball teams in its first year at Swan Districts making it the 3rd largest club at the association with 2 teams winning grand finals

Binar youths perform in the Opening Ceremony of the ICBL attended by various dignitaries and watched via live-stream by Patty Mills

Basketball teams compete in Midland, Morley, Warwick, Cockburn, Floreat & Lakeside in winter, expanding to Armadale and Rockingham for summer

Wagyl artwork by Tamara Hayden (Binar parent)

2022 so far

  • Free community clinic and regional camp held in Albany

  • Binar deliver the Great Southern Basketball Tournament in Albany and the South West regional clinic and 3v3 comp in Bunbury, coordinated by young leaders

  • Assisted Raiders Basketball club to deliver the Barry Cameron Memorial Basketball Carnival with 23 teams entered

  • 2nd ICBL tournament commences with WA being the only region that has grown to include 2 extra teams

  • Binar partner with Community First Development to expand volunteer base

  • Binar Sports Inc. transitions to Binar Futures Ltd.

  • WA boys win gold and girls win silver at the inaugural National Indigenous Basketball Tournament on the Gold Coast. Taimania Jones receives Outstanding Referee award