Have a say on Mid West sport fu­ture

Geraldton Guardian - - SPORT - Peter Sweeney

In­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions in­ter­ested in hav­ing their “two bob’s worth” on the fu­ture of sport in the Mid West can do so.

And a plan which con­sid­ers and co-or­di­nates sports tourism pri­or­i­ties — in­cor­po­rat­ing crit­i­cal in­fra­struc­ture and ca­pac­ity re­quire­ments — will be de­vel­oped at the get-to­geth­ers.

Ti­tled the Mid West Sports Tourism Project/Re­gional Plan­ning Work­shops, the meet­ings will be held in Ger­ald­ton and Min­genew.

Since early this year, the Mid West Sports Fed­er­a­tion and its part­ners have been work­ing with the de­liv­er­ers of sport­ing events to the Mid West to de­ter­mine the eco­nomic im­pact of the ac­tiv­i­ties.

“Those results have been noth­ing short of as­tound­ing,” MWSF project of­fi­cer Sue Pat­man said.

About $2 mil­lion was pumped into Ger­ald­ton and the Mid West in the first week of June, when an es­ti­mated 6000 peo­ple watched about 2000 par­tic­i­pants in 12 ma­jor sport­ing events.

At the get-to­geth­ers, the project team and con­sul­tant Colin Brown will de­liver a highly in­ter­ac­tive work­shop which es­tab­lishes the pri­or­ity ar­eas for lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and the Mid West at large.

The Ger­ald­ton work­shop will be held on November 20 and the Min­genew get-to­gether is the pre­vi­ous day.

Con­tact the MWSF on 9956 2178 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Have a Go for el­ders

Se­niors are about to have “their” day in the sun. Ac­tu­ally, it is a week in the spot­light, and it be­gins on Sun­day, Re­mem­brance Day.

And there are more than a hand­ful of sport­ing or recre­ational flavoured ac­tiv­i­ties to get the “old bod” into.

Foot­ball West will launch walk­ing foot­ball/soc­cer at the QEII Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Mon­day and Tues­day, with bad­minton and tai chi on Tues­day.

Have A Go at pole walk­ing, cro­quet and out­door bowls will be held on Wed­nes­day and belly danc­ing on Thurs­day.

There’s gen­tle gym next Fri­day and Have A Go ocean swim­ming at the Cham­pion Bay Surf Club to­mor­row week.

Pres­i­dent misfires

Some were at their sharpest and straight­est last Sun­day — not so “the boss”.

Lau­rie Oliv­eri — pres­i­dent of the

Ger­ald­ton Clay Tar­get Club — ad­mits he was far be­low his best.

“No good,” was his re­ply when asked how he fared in the 50-tar­get sin­gle-bar­rel club cham­pi­onship.

Dif­fer­ent ques­tion but same an­swer when he was quizzed about the 25-tar­get dou­ble-bar­rel event.

“But it was a good day, and some folk shot re­ally well,” Lau­rie said.

He’s the pres­i­dent of the Ger­ald­ton Clay Tar­get Club, but Lau­rie Oliv­eri wasn’t shooting his best last week­end. Pic­ture: Arc­tic Moon Pho­tog­ra­phy

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