The free Try Sports Day will give youngsters a 'taste' of some of the many different sporting codes.
IGNITE a new sporting passion at a free children's 'Try Sports Day' at Wyatt Park in Lidcombe on Thursday, April 19, from 8.30am to 1pm.
Hosted by Cumberland Council in collaboration with Cricket NSW, Netball NSW, AFL NSW/ACT, PCYC Auburn and Dooley's Catholic Club Lidcombe, the event is aimed at giving boys and girls aged five to 12 a 'taste' of the different sporting codes available in the local government area.
Mayor Greg Cummings urged parents to take advantage of the free event.
"The free Try Sports Day is a fun day out during the school holidays that won't cost parents a thing," he said.
"Joining a sporting club is not only a good way to stay fit and healthy, it's also an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and learn new things.
"The social aspect of sporting clubs is incredibly important, especially for young people. Being part of a team helps develop their confidence and interpersonal skills, while teaching them how to work with other people to achieve a common goal.
"We are fortunate in Cumberland to have so many great playing fields where such a variety of sports are played.
"Our sporting culture makes up a large part of the great community spirit we have in Cumberland."
Registrations are essential at cumberland.nsw.gov.au/events.