Smarter than Smoking Touch Carnival
Everyone knows footy and basketball are the main sports played by Kimberley kids and most would say they are naturals at both games. Some would go as far as saying they are naturals at just about any sport they try out. This has become evident with the Dampier Peninsula Schools trying out alternative sports like T-Ball, Softball and most recently, Touch Footy.
During Term 4 Mick Albert and Annie Dann from Garnduwa have been running Touch Footy Clinics in the Dampier Peninsula Communities to give the kids a chance to try out this new and exciting sport. A key component of Touch Footy is that players have to pass backwards to go forward which some find challenging. However, once a few of the players starting dodging and weaving forward, the others were quick to pick up the game.
The program culminated with a Carnival attended by Christ the King School and hosted by Sacred Heart School on Friday, November 21st. Four teams where selected and a series of games where played in a spirited and competitive manner. Mr. Shannon McAlpine from Sacred Heart School said, “It’s great to see the students playing a different sport and picking it up so quickly”.
If you are interested in trying out a new sport in your Community get in touch with your local Garnduwa office through our website (see contact details in footer).