Nightfields: school holiday sport fun heading to Armadale

Nightfields: school holiday sport fun heading to Armadale

ARMADALE youngsters will be able to try out football, basketball, cricket, netball, touch rugby and soccer in a one-off round robin format at Gwynne Park during the October school holidays.

The free sports program aims to provide a positive outlet for local youth aged six to 16 to engage with during the school holidays, while also introducing them to the various sports to get involved with in the area.

The City of Armadale has joined forces with sporting and community organisations to host the inaugural Armadale Nightfields Multi-Sport Day from 10am-2pm on Thursday, October 6.

It will be the first event of its kind in Armadale following the success of Nightfields programs in Kwinana and Fremantle.

Mayor Henry Zelones said while existing Nightfields programs in other cities were traditionally football focused, Armadale was able to build the program to include other sports such as netball, basketball, touch rugby, soccer and cricket.

“The overwhelming success of Nightfields in other cities has shown a desire among young people to become more active and socially connected members of the community,” Cr Zelones said.

“Bringing young people together in a safe and supportive environment during the school holidays benefits the whole community.”

Registrations start at 9.30am and the program will group kids according to age before a round robin style is launched so that participants get to try all the sports on offer.

Free lunch for all participants will be provided and there will be special guest appearances from high profile sports stars from a variety of the sports.

There will also be a fun zone with a bouncy castle, games, activities and information stalls from local youth service providers where families can visit and younger family members not involved in the sports can hang out.