Have a say on Mid West sport future
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.
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