Paintball tournament caps of Youth Week events
Youth Week finished with a bang last Friday, when The Base Wickham and the Youth Shed hosted a full day of all-out paintball war.
About 100 young City of Karratha residents flocked to Wickham Oval where they were decked out in full-length army camouflage, vests and face masks before entering the inflatable paintball battlefield.
There the troops were divided into two teams of five and faced off for supremacy.
Pilbara company Paintball Eruption ran the event. Company owner Daniel Liebenberg said while the the sport had a fun public image, “it’s an intense game”.
Some 28 rounds of paintball were held over the course of the day, most lasting no more than five minutes, with some participants going back in the ring multiple times.
The Youth Shed holds a paintball event to celebrate the end of Youth Week every year.
Red team player Sage Hicks, 15, launches a surprise attack on the blue team's Ashley Van Aardt, 15.
Two teams ready to do battle.
A player surrenders.
A player ducks out from behind cover to take a shot.
Players take aim.