Bas­ket­ball car­ni­val con­tin­ues to thrive

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Tom Zaun­mayr

It was a big week­end for Onslow, which hosted the an­nual bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment and Cham­ber of Com­merce Busi­ness Ex­cel­lence Awards.

State De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Bill Marmion and singer Big T dropped in on Fri­day night to open the new mul­tipur­pose out­door courts where the car­ni­val was played.

Mr Marmion said Onslow’s trans­for­ma­tion from a sleepy lit­tle town six years ago to the ac­tive com­mu­nity it is to­day had been be­yond be­lief.

The pop­u­lar bas­ket­ball car­ni­val keeps grow­ing, with teams from across the re­gion tak­ing part in the com­pe­ti­tion on the new courts.

A di­verse mix of town, in­dus­try and re­mote com­mu­nity teams com­peted and were all rep­re­sented on the win­ners’ list.

BHP Bil­li­ton pe­tro­leum op­er­a­tions man­ager Clive Jones said the bas­ket­ball car­ni­val had a rep­u­ta­tion as one of the fiercest events in the North West.

Mr Jones said the new courts would pro­vide a good base for the com­pe­ti­tion to grow in fu­ture years.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Big T and State De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Bill Marmion in Onslow.

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