Kimberley Connected is a year-round schools-based youth engagement program for primary and secondary school students.

Over the course of each school year, schools have access to a range of workshops.

Workshops are delivered digitally with teacher resources and worksheets provided to assist the teacher in lesson planning. Content is reviewed and updated each year following teacher feedback to remain topical and to support curriculum subjects. 

Topics include;

  • Cultural awareness and storytelling: Kimberley 9s Carnival design project.
  • Fuel to Play: How good food choices and good nutrition fuels the body and mind.
  • Caring for country: Environmental awareness and initiatives focused on land care and recycling to connect and respect country.
  • Exercise and community participation: A 6-week football development program focusing on the development of fundamental football skills and understanding the rules and requirements to participate in the Kimberley 9’s Carnival and local sport.
  • Safe Choices: Tackling smoking and vaping, drugs and alcohol use and sexual health.

Kimberley 9’s is an interschool AFL football carnival where schools play against other school teams in a round-robin carnival on Cable Beach. 

In term four, students are selected by their school to take part in the Kimberley 9’s Carnival as a reward for good school attendance, Kimberley Connected workshop engagement and positive behaviour both in and out of school over the course of the year.


2024 Kimberley 9s dates

  • Wednesday 23 October
  • Thursday 24 October