One of the best exhibition games ever seen in Broome occurred in 1986 when Bathurst Island (renowned Australia wide for producing footballers such as Maurice Rioli) played a combined Kimberley side.

The resulting high class game saw Bathurst triumph, winning by nine points from the fast finishing Broome side. As well as the sheer brilliance of the Bathurst side, the Kimberley side would have been one of the strongest combinations seen in Broome, and the standard of the game reflect the abundance of talent present.

The visit was organised by the Broome Aboriginal Football Association and it took a full year of hard work to bring the match to fruition. Particular mention was made of the work of the BAFA Committee. Peter Cox, Mark Manado, Sandra Mad Masuda, Bev Walley, Albert Cox. Paul Lane and Mal Mason who did a magnificent job in looking after the Bathurst boys during their stay in Broome.