Expo to give kids a taste for lo­cal sport

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Perera

Young City of Kar­ratha res­i­dents will be able to sam­ple a wide range of sports in their area with the re­turn of the Fu­tureClubs Ju­nior Sports Expo next month.

Club rep­re­sen­ta­tives will host drills and games for Kar­ratha and Wick­ham chil­dren aged 6-15 ahead of the win­ter sport sea­son.

Sport on of­fer will vary by lo­cathe tion, but both will in­clude foot­ball, rugby and hockey.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long said the expo, which was in its fourth year, was an im­por­tant part of the City’s club devel­op­ment pro­gram be­cause it en­cour­aged the next gen­er­a­tion to em­brace lo­cal sport.

“These ju­nior sport ex­pos are an ex­cel­lent way for par­ents to give their chil­dren a taste of the codes and clubs on of­fer in the city, all at same time and in the one space,” he said.

“We are lucky enough to have an ever-in­creas­ing num­ber of ded­i­cated coaches and play­ers work­ing hard to build their code or club.”

The expo will be in Kar­ratha on Fri­day, March 17 from 3.30pm7.30pm on the Kar­ratha Leisure­plex Oval, and in Wick­ham the fol­low­ing day from 8am-11.30am at Wick­ham Oval. To reg­is­ter, go to kar­ratha.wa.gov.au.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Perera

Chil­dren learn karate at last year’s Kar­ratha Ju­nior Sports Expo.

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