HOT and fast attacking play was the order of the day, as the fourth annual National Indigenous Football Championships kicked-off at Ison Park.
The three-day tournament, which will run from Thursday to Saturday, saw the 15 men's and 14 women's teams start their campaigns at South Nowra.
Friday will see all the senior teams play their round three matches before quarter-finals kick-off in the afternoon.
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The nine boys and eight girls under 14 teams start their tournaments on Friday - with all the semi-finals and grand finals (women at 1pm and men at 3pm) to be played on Saturday.
This year's competition feature teams from Peak Hill, Kempsey, Canberra, Batemans Bay, Wallaga Lake, Tamworth, Dubbo, Armidale, Newcastle, Grafton, Cairns, Illawarra and the Shoalhaven.