Car­ni­val boasts skills, new court

Pilbara News - - Sport -

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.

Pic­ture: Marg Bertling/Pil­bara Site Pics

Teams com­pete on the new courts in Onslow at the week­end.

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