NW teams go to bat­tle for Car­ni­val glory

Pilbara News - - Sport - Court­ney Fowler

Bas­ket­ball teams from across the North West are train­ing hard and pre­par­ing to bat­tle it out at this year’s Onslow Bas­ket­ball Car­ni­val over two days, on Au­gust 28-30.

The car­ni­val is co-or­di­nated through the joint col­lab­o­ra­tion of the Shire of Ash­bur­ton, BHP Bil­li­ton and Bu­ura­bal­ayji Tha­lanyji Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion, with the event aimed at pro­mot­ing great sports­man­ship and a healthy lifestyle.

With some of WA’s best bas­ket­ball and sport­ing cham­pi­ons in town for the car­ni­val, play­ers and spec­ta­tors will be able to mix with these elite ath­letes in a va­ri­ety of work­shops and com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties.

For­mer Wild­cats cap­tain Brad Rob­bins and for­mer West Coast Ea­gle Travis Gas­par will be on hand to share their skills and tal­ent and en­joy the thrill of the car­ni­val com­pe­ti­tion.

Shire of Ash­bur­ton pres­i­dent Kerry White said the car­ni­val was a high­light on the lo­cal sport­ing cal­en­dar each year, with teams trav­el­ling to Onslow from across the North West.

“Each year the car­ni­val gets big­ger and big­ger, with play­ers and their fam­i­lies en­joy­ing the com­pe­ti­tion, the coach­ing clin­ics and the com­mu­nity fun,” she said.

“It re­ally is so much more than just a sport­ing event.”

If you haven’t reg­is­tered your team, don’t miss out as there are lim­ited places avail­able and plenty of fun to be had both on and off the court.

Team nom­i­na­tions are open for the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories:

■ Ju­nior boys and girls un­der-13 years. ■ Youth boys and girls 13-17 years. ■ Se­nior men and women over-17 years.

Reg­is­tra­tion forms are avail­able from the Onslow Shire of­fice, the Onslow Multi-Pur­pose Cen­tre and the Shire of Ash­bur­ton web­site at www.ash­bur­ton.wa.gov.au/.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the car­ni­val con­tact Kay­lah John­son on 9184 9307.

Pic­ture: Travis Hayto

North West bas­ket­ball teams have set their sights on the Onslow Bas­ket­ball Car­ni­val grand fi­nal tro­phy.

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