Kids test their skills at various sports

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph
Connor Brooks, 8, doing a backflip during an activity at the event on Friday.
Camera IconConnor Brooks, 8, doing a backflip during an activity at the event on Friday. Credit: Picture: Robert Dougherty

Children were running wild as Kevin Scott Oval played host to a Have a Try Night sports extravaganza last Friday.

Around 384 registered kids aged five to 17 had a go at BMX, motorcycle club, gymnastics, hockey, basketball, soccer, netball, konga kids and more.

Music was flowing and sports stations rotating from 4pm to 6pm at Kevin Scott Oval in South Hedland.

Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco said 14 community clubs showed their activities with many parents and older siblings in attendance.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for our young people to see what sports might interest them, without the commit-ment of paying for registration fees and equipment,” he said.

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Around 213 children pre-registered, 171 registered on the day and numbers were also boosted by a Youth Involvement Council and Mingle Mob collaboration to get kids involved.

Youngsters also saw Port Hedland Netball Association and Hedland Junior Football Association V-Swans participants volunteering to run their respective clinics.

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