Expos to showcase junior sport

Young residents will be able to try their hand at a wide range of sporting codes available in the City of Karratha next month ahead of the winter sports season.

Two FUTURECLUBS Junior Community Sports Expos will offer youth aged 6 to 15 years an opportunity to experience a number of different sports through drills and games delivered by local club representatives.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the expo was a fantastic part of the FUTURECLUBS club development program and its past success had meant a second expo was able to be included this year.

“With the success of the expo in Karratha in previous years we are excited to be able to extend this free program in 2016 to include a second Junior Community Sports Expo in Wickham,” Cr Long said.

“It is great to have so many dedicated coaches and players working to build their code and club in the region by showcasing their sport and inspiring the next active generation of our community,” he said.

“FUTURECLUBS is a terrific program focused on developing sports clubs in our community and this is just one of the many events and workshops held throughout the year that strengthen our sporting codes and associations.”

The FUTURECLUBS Junior Community Sports Expo will be held in Karratha on Friday 18 March, 4pm to 7pm at Karratha Leisureplex Oval 3 and in Wickham on Saturday 19 March, 8am to 11am at Wickham Oval.

Sports codes on offer vary at each location with both venues including soccer, rugby, AFL, netball, squash, swimming and Surf Life Saving options.

The FUTURECLUBS Junior Community Sports Expo is supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation, Lotterywest, City of Karratha and Rio Tinto.

Registrations are essential and can be completed online at www.karratha.wa.gov.au.