Western Australian Indigenous band Kimberley Gold rocked Pilliga on Sunday, January 26 and raised money for the Pilliga New Generation Rugby League team.

Elder Aunty Lila Schnieder organised the popular band to visit Pilliga after the Tamworth country music festival.

Right from the very first song, locals mixed it on the dance floor to classic tracks which the group performed with flare.

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“How good is this,” said Aunty Betty Doolan.

“This hasn’t happened in Pilliga in years.”

“It’s great to come back home connect with family and mob at a great event,” added Jim Adams.

People from as far as Sydney and Canberra travelled to Pilliga for the performance and to help support the community.

The Pilliga New Generation Committee organised raffles, 100 clubs and a fundraising barbecue.

This year will be Pilliga’s third year in the Knockout Football carnival and one committee member stated that the team were in “the building phase with the main goal to represent Pilliga at the Koori Knock Out in years to come.”

Pilliga New Generation was first started by Lyall Houghton and his family who wanted to see the boys from Pilliga run onto the field, to represent Pilliga at the Knock Out.

Pilliga’s New Generation focus for 2020 is to raise awareness and donate part of the fundraising to cystic fibrosis.

The PNG committee would like to thank all who attended the event for their support.

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