Come and try a sport at the City’s inaugural Winter Sports Carnival

Published on Friday, 17 March 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

The free event will provide residents with an opportunity to meet local club representatives from a range of local organisations, ask questions and test their skills.

Held at the Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex, from 9am to 1pm, the carnival-style event will showcase a variety of sports including soccer, BMX, darts, football, kickboxing, volleyball, hockey and CrossFit, squash, and more.

Visitors will be able to participate in round-robin games, learn basic skills or just get to know the ins and outs of each sport.

Mayor John Bowler said the City was excited to host two sports carnival events this year to cover both the winter and summer sporting seasons.

“Kalgoorlie-Boulder is not only widely recognised for our local industry but also for our high-level athletes and vast sporting opportunities.”

“We have a large number of sporting organisations in our city, often run by volunteers who give so much time in ensuring their club is running well.”

“By hosting the Winter Sports Carnival, we hope to connect our community with club representatives, help spread the word about the fantastic work they do, promote the vast sporting opportunities we have here and assist the clubs in recruiting new members for the upcoming season.”

“Whether you're a seasoned athlete or simply curious about trying something new, we encourage you to come along, bring your friends and family and see what’s available,” said Mayor Bowler.

The event will feature a range of interactive activities, including demonstrations, coaching clinics, and come-and-try sessions. Food and beverage stalls will be on-site, or attendees are welcome to bring a picnic and make a day of it.

The event will be held on Saturday, 25 March at the Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Clubs who have not yet registered to participate can contact the City to make arrangements. 

The City acknowledges the State government, through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries who is a major supporter of the Winter Sports Carnival. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier, and safer communities.

More information about the Winter Sports Carnival is available on the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder website

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