Competition, workshops and fun highlight carnival
Basketball teams from all over the North West are preparing to showcase their skills at the annual Onslow Basketball Carnival.
Being held from August 19 to 21, this year’s carnival will mark the opening of the new multipurpose courts in Onslow.
The carnival will kick off on Friday night with the official opening of the new multipurpose courts, followed by a special performance from X-Factor favourite Big T.
The night will also feature a variety of delicious food and family friendly entertainment.
As well as the competition being played on the court, former Wildcats captain Brad Robbins, former West Coast Eagle Travis Gaspar and Martin Cattalini, who played for both the Perth Wildcats and Adelaide 36ers, will be in Onslow to take part in a variety of workshops and community activities.
The Onslow Basketball Carnival is co-ordinated through the joint collaboration of the Shire of Ashburton, BHP Billiton and Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation, with the weekend aimed at promoting great sportsmanship and healthy lifestyle.
Shire of Ashburton President Kerry White said the carnival was a highlight of the year.
“Each year the carnival gets bigger and this year it will be great to see the event showcased on the new multipurpose courts,” she said.
BHP Billiton Petroleum operations manager Clive Jones said the carnival was a tremendous demonstration of community spirit.
“The carnival has a reputation for being one of the fiercest basketball competitions in the Pilbara, and we can’t wait to see what the 2016 competition will bring,” he said.
Team nominations are open for junior boys and girls (under 13), youth boys and girls (13 to 17) and seniors (over 17).
Registration forms are available from the Onslow Shire office, Onslow Multi-Purpose Centre and Shire of Ashburton website.