Nunga Next Gen Carnival postponed

The Tjindu Foundation has been regrettably forced to postpone the 2024 Nunga Next Generation SA Football Carnival due to unsafe temperatures.

The carnival will not take place this weekend as previously scheduled, and the Tjindu Foundation will instead work with the AFL and SANFL to find a new weekend later this year to run the event.

This decision has been reached following careful consideration of the needs of communities and young people as well as the social and football outcomes of the event.

With scheduled Saturday-Sunday temperatures of 37 and 35 degrees, and the likelihood some participants would need to travel long distances from regional and remote parts of the state in far hotter conditions, our organising committee has agreed that the safety of those participating and travelling to the event takes priority.

“Nunga Next Gen is a really important event for introducing our communities and young players to AFL and SANFL talent pathways but unfortunately conditions this weekend mean we cannot safely conduct the carnival across two days. It’s also unfeasible and unfair to participants to run a single-day event,” says Kellie Graves, Tjindu Foundation general manager.

“The safety of players and spectators is our first consideration in running any event.

“While we understand the disappointment, we are committed to running the Nunga Next Generation SA Football Carnival later in the year and will work with communities, clubs and our partners to stage a great event.”

Registered participants will be advised of the postponement directly. For further questions please contact us.

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