Big Bash League champ O’Connor named ambassador for Maylands Have a Go Day event


Bayswater-Morley and Adelaide Strikers BBL leg-spinner Liam O'Connor is the ambassador for the City of Bayswater's Have a Go Day event. www.communitypix.com.au d479758
Bayswater-Morley and Adelaide Strikers BBL leg-spinner Liam O'Connor is the ambassador for the City of Bayswater's Have a Go Day event. www.communitypix.com.au d479758

FRESH from helping the Adelaide Strikers win its maiden Big Bash League title last month, leg-spinner Liam O’Connor will be serving as the ambassador for a Have a Go Day event in Maylands.

The 24-year-old, who also plays for Bayswater-Morley’s Western Australian Cricket Association 1st Grade team, has been selected as the City of Bayswater and Inclusion WA’s Have a Go Day ambassador for the second time.

He will be encouraging residents to play sport and meet representatives from more than 40 clubs at the event held at The RISE in Maylands on March 25 from 10am to 1pm.

Attending clubs include Girls Guides of WA, Bayswater Little Athletics, Golf WA, Morley Bulldogs Junior Football Club and the Australian Model Railway Association.

There will also be free kids activities, live music, bouncy castles and face painting.

O’Connor, of Alexander Heights, said he enjoyed attending the events in the past two years and was happy when he got the call.

“It gives a good opportunity to see what is out there in the community, have opportunities and being included in the community,” he said.

“I am here to endorse (people) getting involved in sport, just to be part of a team and enjoy yourself in the community.”

O’Connor hoped to see more participation in local sports as a result of the event.

“Anyone I do speak to, I do encourage (to play) not only cricket but all form of sport and anything just to get yourself involved in something and make new friends and great memories,” he said.

“I want to see hopefully 1000 people come through or as many people as possible.

“It is always a good day so get involved.”

For more information, email inclusion@bayswater.wa.gov.au or call 9272 0658.

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