Com­pe­ti­tion, work­shops and fun high­light car­ni­val

Pilbara News - - Sport -

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.

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