Games played in good spirit

Central and North Burnett Times - - JUNIOR SPORT -

SCHOOL CAR­NI­VAL: Games played in the spirit of good­will have helped en­sure one car­ni­val’s sur­vival for the past 18 years.

The 18th An­nual Good­will Games was held in Aber­corn with schools across the district com­pet­ing to bring home gold. From dis­cus and high jump­ing to shot put and ring rid­ing, there were ac­tiv­i­ties for ev­ery­one to par­tic­i­pate in.

An­nouncer Bruce Tye has been an­nounc­ing at the event for the past 17 years and said it was a lot of fun, later declar­ing this year was go­ing to be his last.

“These events first started off with Shel­ley Hindmarsh and like the name states, it’s games played in a spirit of good­will,” Tye said.

“We get all the lit­tle schools to­gether and they all com­pete, some of these kids may be mates or cousins so it’s a bit of fun for ev­ery­one.

“I’ve en­joyed my­self over the years as the an­nouncer, have had fun and it’s a good gig so it’s time for me to hand it over to some­body younger.”

Tye said Aber­corn State School held true value for his fam­ily.

“I went to school here, my son went to school here so

we’ve got a bit of an as­so­ci­a­tion with it and we will al­ways sup­port the school,” Tye said.

“De­spite my pas­sion for an­nounc­ing, I be­lieve it’s in the best in­ter­est to hand it over to some­body else.”

Around a few hun­dred stu­dents took part in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Or­gan­iser of the Good­will Games, Bec Scholl, said it was one of the big­gest events they’d had in the last 18 years.

“Def­i­nitely break­ing records with that one which is fan­tas­tic news,” Scholl said.

“It was a great suc­cess, we had records bro­ken by some of the stu­dents.

“We had lots of stu­dents re­turn and lots who are new so it keeps the good­will games alive, it’s a very fam­ily ori­ented day.”

GREAT TIME: The Un­der 9's at the Aber­corn State School Good­will Games. PHOTOS: ME­GAN SIN­CLAIR/PHILIPPE CO­QUERAND

One of the kids do­ing shot putt at Aber­corn State School.

Kira Fort and Bron­wen Fort at Aber­corn state school at the week­end.

Madi­son Muir­head and Bron­wyn Burn­ham at the week­end.

The chil­dren all com­peted in the cross coun­try events at the week­end.

Ri­ley Chalmers and Braith Sin­clair at the week­end.

One of the kids com­pet­ing in the high jump at the week­end.

Hay­den Gal­loway, Beau Gal­loway and Narelle Gal­loway at the Aber­corn state school at the week­end.

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