Mud­crabs or­gan­ise mas­ters car­ni­val

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

An in­au­gu­ral Pil­bara foot­ball car­ni­val for play­ers over 35 is be­ing planned for Kar­ratha in July and or­gan­is­ers are call­ing for sup­port to make it a suc­cess.

Lo­cal mas­ters foot­ball side the Kar­ratha Mud­crabs is or­gan­is­ing the first North West 9s AFL Mas­ters car­ni­val, to be held at the Kar­ratha Leisure­plex Oval on July 14 and 15.

The nine-a-side com­pe­ti­tion will in­volve games played in two 10-minute halves on a soc­cer­sized field with nor­mal con­tact rules, but has re­duced teams to nine a side to make it eas­ier for dis­tant teams to be in­volved.

Car­ni­val di­rec­tor Justin Fromm said the car­ni­val was de­signed as an op­por­tu­nity for over-35s in the Pil­bara to “wind back the clock” and play foot­ball in a com­pet­i­tive but en­joy­able en­vi­ron­ment.

He said the event com­mit­tee was ex­cited about the car­ni­val and he hoped it would be­come a reg­u­lar fix­ture on the Pil­bara mas­ters foot­ball cal­en­dar.

“Mas­ters foot­ball is a fan­tas­tic con­trib­u­tor to men’s health and gives (them) the op­por­tu­nity to keep run­ning around when com­mit­ments catch up or the body slows down a bit,” Fromm said.

“We’ve got an en­thu­si­as­tic com­mit­tee pulling the event to­gether.” Fromm said there would be fun on and off the field, with com­men­tary go­ing on “for a laugh” and a bouncy castle to en­ter­tain chil­dren.

The Kar­ratha Mud­crabs are cur­rently call­ing for in­ter­est from spon­sors, po­ten­tial teams from across the Pil­bara and um­pires.

Teams would play four to six games each across Fri­day and Satur­day nights.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to find out how to con­trib­ute, go to kar­rathamud­crabs.wixsite.com/ nw9s or email kar­rathamud crabs@out­look.com.

Kar­ratha Mud­crabs train on Tues­day nights all year at the Leisure­plex, ar­riv­ing at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

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