Com­mu­nity joins sports ac­tiv­i­ties

Midwest Times - - FRONT PAGE - Dave Tropi­ano of the East team and Dar­ryn Tun­bridge of West. West cap­tain Tim Critch with um­pire Glenn Bryant.

The 10th an­nual Mullewa Ru­ral Fam­ily Fun Day was held on March 10 with mem­bers of the com­mu­nity gath­er­ing to cel­e­brate new faces as well as con­tinue a long-stand­ing sport­ing contest.

The event was first held in 2007 af­ter the Shire of Mullewa re­ceived Drought As­sis­tance Fund­ing from the State Gov­ern­ment.

The Shire de­cided to bring the ru­ral com­mu­nity to­gether for a day of sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and to pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to share the good and bad ex­pe­ri­ences they were go­ing through.

The East ver­sus West (of Mullewa town­site) cricket match be­gan in 2006 and is now the main fea­ture of the day.

The match has gen­er­ated a fair amount of play­ful ban­ter and ri­valry among the ru­ral com­mu­nity.

This year, Ru­ral Fam­ily Fun Day was run by the Mullewa Com­mu­nity Group Inc. in con­junc­tion with the Mullewa Sports Club and with ad­min­is­tra­tive sup­port from the City of Greater Ger­ald­ton’s Mullewa dis­trict of­fice. Ten­nis coach­ing with Jar­ron Kretschmann from Sun City Ten­nis Academy was in­tro­duced this year made pos­si­ble by the City of Greater Ger­ald­ton’s Com­mu­nity Grants Project Sup­port Pro­gram and the Mullewa Ten­nis Club. The an­nual event pro­vided a so­cial­able op­por­tu­nity be­fore mem­bers of the farm­ing com­mu­nity knuckle down to seed­ing.

Scott McGre­gor and Cameron Jenkin dur­ing the East ver­sus West cricket match. Pictures: Jus­tine Rowe

Mem­bers of the East ver­sus West cricket teams.

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