Kids trial new sports at Karratha expo

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Cody Chappel, 6, learning basketball at the junior sports expo.
Camera IconCody Chappel, 6, learning basketball at the junior sports expo. Credit: Pilbara News, Shannon Beattie

Future star athletes were given the chance to find the sport they love most last week at the annual Futureclubs Junior Sports Expo.

The expo was sponsored by the City of Karratha and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and was aimed at children aged six to 15.

Mayor Peter Long said the Junior Sports Expo offered local youth the opportunity to try out different sports on offer in Karratha ahead of the winter season.

“At the free event, children participated in a number of drills and games delivered by coaches, parents and players from various local sporting groups,” he said.

Briley Wheelock, 9, learning to play volleyball.
Camera IconBriley Wheelock, 9, learning to play volleyball. Credit: Pilbara News

The sports on offer to try included volleyball, netball, basketball, water polo, football, hockey and soccer.

“Sport and recreation clubs play an important role within a community, including physical health, mental wellbeing and social interaction,” Cr Long said.

“Council is proud to have more than 100 diverse sporting groups within the City of Karratha.”

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