Popular Twilight Sports program back

MANY kids didn’t want the school holidays to end but for Canterbury Bankstown Twilight Sports participants, getting back to school means getting back to playing their favourite sport.

The Twilight Sports program is a non-competitive, seven-week sports program for children aged 12-18 years and runs during the school terms on Friday or Saturday nights.
For 12-year-old Zain, the Twilight Sports program is a chance to catch up with his mates to play Indoor Soccer.
“I look forward to having something to do every weekend,” Zain said.
“I love that we get to try different types of sport, but I love playing soccer the most.”
Zain’s brother, Haret has also been heavily involved in the program for about seven years and said the culture at Twilight Sports was what kept him coming back.
Apart from the fitness, friendships and fun, the Twilight Sports Program also includes free dinner, uniforms, pick up from two local train stations and transport home.
In between playing sport, participants also take part in life skills workshops, which cover topics like cyber bullying and the risks of taking drugs and alcohol. This year, the police will also be getting on board for a Q&A workshop with young people.
Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said the program was designed to engage local youth through sport in a safe and supervised environment.
Twilight Sports will return on Friday, May 17 to June 28, with Indoor Soccer at Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, Riverwood, and costs $29 per participant or $30 per family, and is refundable with 100 per cent attendance.
Volunteers are needed to help run the program as team managers, assistants, bus drivers and navigators.
To get involved as a player or volunteer, visit