Best talent, community spirit on full display
Twenty-four basketball teams converged in Onslow over the weekend to showcase their skills at the annual Onslow Basketball Carnival.
Former Wildcats captain Brad Robbins and former West Coast Eagle Travis Gaspar were on hand to share their skills and talent, while bouncy castles and gladiator duals added an extra element of off-court excitement.
With teams travelling to Onslow from throughout the North West region, the carnival has become a popular event in the annual sporting calendar.
Shire of Ashburton president Kerry White said she was pleased to see such a large and enthusiastic crowd supporting the teams.
“It is tremendous to see our neighbouring towns join together to participate in such a fun competition,” she said.
“The skills, the sportsmanship and the enthusiasm have been outstanding.”
The carnival was aimed at promoting great sportsmanship
and healthy lifestyle in the local community, made possible through a joint collaboration with the Shire of Ashburton, BHP Billiton and Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation.
BHP Billiton corporate affairs manager Bindi Gove acknowledged the support of the ongoing partnerships that together bring the successful carnival to fruition each year.
“BHP Billiton has supported this event since 2009 and I think the community spirit and basketball on display this year may have been the best we have seen,” she said.
“Congratulations to all of the teams who took part in the competition.”
Karratha’s Mayuga Magic defeated the Onslow Raiders in the men’s final.