Carnival boasts skills, new court
Over the last few weeks we’ve seen how frequently the courts are being used and are confident that the new facility will be a central community hub for years to come. Clive Jones
A record number of teams converged on Onslow at the weekend to compete in the annual Thalanyji Onslow Basketball Carnival, with the new courts showcasing a huge range of sporting talent.
Former Perth Wildcats captain Brad Robbins, former West Coast Eagle Travis Gaspar and Martin Cattalini, who played for both the Perth Wildcats and the Adelaide 36ers, were also in Onslow and hosted a variety of skills workshops and community activities.
Shire of Ashburton president Kerry White said the Basketball Carnival was always a highlight and the new facility definitely made this year the very best yet.
“The multi-purpose courts are a great asset to our town and cater to a broad range of sporting and social activities, for both our residents and region,” she said.
“Seeing the opening of the facility host a record number of teams for the carnival was a major boost for Onslow.”
BHP Billiton petroleum operations manager Clive Jones said the new courts would enable the annual basketball carnival to continue to grow and create a space for a range of other community activities.
“Over the last few weeks we’ve seen how frequently the courts are being used and are confident that the new facility will be a central community hub for years to come,” he said.
Yandeyarra won the under-13 boys’ competition and were runners-up in the under-17 girls’ competition behind the Slammers.
The Onslow Heat came second in the under-13 boys’ contest.
The Wizards won the under-17 boys’ competition ahead of the Hedland Bears.
In the Open category, the Falcons won the women’s competition and were runners-up in the men’s.
The Royals were second in the women’s competition and the Thunder won the men’s competition.
Teams compete on the new courts in Onslow at the weekend.