Free sports taster day

A variety of sports will be on show by local clubs this Sunday, 24 November 2013 at various locations in Burnie with the aim to attract more young people to participate in sport.

Mayor Steve Kons said, “The aim to get our community to be healthier and more active is a goal set out in the community’s strategic plan Making Burnie 2030. Participating in sport at a young age has physical benefits and also provides a wonderful social aspect. I encourage the community to bring the whole family to participate in the day. It would be great to see parents and siblings joining in on the activities to encourage younger people to participate in sport.”

This free event has two sessions where you can try many different sports and meet the club members too.

At 10:45am to 12pm or 1:45pm to 3pm, you can visit the Upper Burnie Recreation Ground (near the basketball stadium) and try out softball and touch football. At the Burnie Sports Stadium (basketball stadium), try your hand at basketball and badminton. At Burnie High School, you can try tennis, golf, guides, auskick and cricket. At McKenna Park you can play hockey and soccer. At the waterfront (Burnie Surf Life Saving Club) you can check out the outriggers and surf club activities. At the PCYC (next to the pool) you can try judo, table tennis and gymnastics (1:45pm to 3pm session only). It is completely free. All ages welcome, so bring the whole family.

“Between 12:30pm and 1:30pm (between the two sessions) come to the Burnie waterfront and enjoy a free sausage sizzle and for the prize draws. Just by coming along and trying three sports you go in the draw for a $100 Play for Life Voucher,” Mayor Kons said.

The Sports Taster Day is a Burnie City Council and Better Futures, Local Solutions organised event.

“I would like to thank all the participating local clubs that have supported this initiative. We appreciate the time they have given for the event,” Mayor Kons said.

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728