A dash of fitness and fun for streets of Freo


Liam Thompson, Caitlin O'Donnell and Brittany Mills. Picture: Robin Kornet           d451758
Liam Thompson, Caitlin O'Donnell and Brittany Mills. Picture: Robin Kornet         d451758

The celebration brought students and staff together with local businesses and tourists with an array of sporting stalls, novelty races, relays and even a tug-of-war featuring Fremantle firefighters.

Notre Dame’s third year Health and Physical Education students coordinate the annual event for one of their units.

Health Sciences lecturer Sian Chapman said the West End Dash evolved each year and was becoming bigger and better. “Students in this unit are required to plan, run and evaluate a sporting event. The West End Dash is one of the events they organise,” she said.

“For the first time this year a tug- of-war competition between Notre Dame and the Fremantle Fire Station took place, as well as an inaugural Physical Education Festival.”

Student Tayla Dennett said the event allowed her to develop communication skills and work with industry connections.

“Organising the West End Dash provided me with connections in the sport and physical education department, which will benefit me in the future,” she said.