Multisports Day at Gwynne Park a chance for young Armadale sports fans to try different games


WAFC coaches teaching young people from Armadale the finer points of basketball. Picture: Ashleigh Tapper
WAFC coaches teaching young people from Armadale the finer points of basketball. Picture: Ashleigh Tapper

ARMADALE’S young sports fans enjoyed a day trying out different games at the Night Fields Multisports Day at Gwynne Park on January 18.

Defying the hot weather, the event was packed with kids aged 6 to 16 eager to play some football, soccer, tough rugby, netball, cricket and basketball.

Teams of three played each game in a round-robin style.

The WA Football Commission (WAFC) had 93 kids register their interest in joining local sports clubs, a 35 per cent increase from 2016.

WAFC community engagement co-ordinator Liam Anthony said the day was a great success.

“The kids all had a good time; we ended the night handing out prizes and there was a lot of interest in more sporting programs.”

Night Fields runs regular Friday night games in Armadale and seven other sites around WA throughout the year.

The program started in 2015 as an activity to bring young people together in a fun, safe environment, instead of curing boredom with antisocial behaviour.

Program partners include Save the Children, YMCA, PCYC, WA Police, Hope Services and Head Space.

It has reached a thousand young people aged 6 to 18 throughout WA.