In 2021, WIC sent two teams of 12 student-athletes to compete in the 25th Indigenous Nationals competition, which was hosted by the Wollotuka Institute, at the University of Newcastle. The Indigenous Nationals is a week-long multisport competition comprising of touch football, netball, basketball, and volleyball. The Indigenous Nationals brings together Indigenous student-athletes from universities across Australia to compete for the rights to champion the games, but it also provides an opportunity to build life-long relationships, connect students with different mobs across the nation, and create lasting memories of university. Both teams competed with spirit, representing their communities, WIC and UOW proudly. WIC is excited to continue to nurture the talent of our student-athletes in the 26th Indigenous Nationals which is hosted by the Oodgeroo Unit at Queensland University of Technology in 2022.
Significantly, the teams were gifted with two local Aboriginal names. The student teams represented the names Birri Birri (Humpback whale) and Marinda (Sea Eagle/Hawk) as they are dreaming creatures of the local Aboriginal communities.