Youth try new sport for first time

KICKING goals with the Western Sydney Wanderers, scoring tries with the Bulldogs and hitting sixes with Cricket NSW were all on the agenda at Canterbury Bankstown’s fourth annual Active Fest (pictured).

More than 440 children from eight local primary schools, came together to try new sports and have fun at Milperra’s Vale of Ah Reserve.
The students took part in skills and drills led by sporting organisations including AFL NSW, Bankstown Bruins Basketball, Bulldogs Junior Rugby League, Cricket NSW, Football Canterbury, Touch NSW and Western Sydney Wanderers.
Canterbury Bankstown Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said the day was all about introducing children to sports they had never tried before and inspiring them to join a local team on weekends.
“The kids had a great time and we saw students who are normally quiet and reserved, get involved and really have a go,” Mayor El-Hayek said.
“Many of the students don’t take part in sport on the weekends and many more were introduced to certain sports for the first time ever.”