Olympic open­ing re-cre­ated

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

STU­DENTS of St Pa­trick’s Catholic Pri­mary School had a taste of the big time as the Olympics came to Perth last week.

Hockey WA invited 300 stu­dents from around Perth to the Na­tional Hockey Sta­dium to recre­ate the Olympic wel­com­ing cer­e­mony.

Also in at­ten­dance were gold medal win­ning Par­a­lympic swim­mer Ka­t­rina Porter and hockey play­ers Kaitlin Nobbs and Aleisha Power.

Hockey chief ex­ec­u­tive Peter Chu­rack said he hoped the event would inspire the next gen­er­a­tion of Aus­tralian gold medal­lists.

“It’s a great priv­i­lege to be able to host the event and have so many chil­dren from schools across the Perth area tak­ing part,” he said.

“I hope that to­day will live long in the mem­ory of many of these young people and pro­vide them with the dream that one day they will be able to take to the field and rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at a fu­ture Olympic Games.”

St Pa­trick’s Catholic Pri­mary School stu­dents with Aus­tralian Par­a­lympic swim­ming gold medal­list Ka­t­rina Porter.

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