Athletes ready to showcase top skills

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Event organiser Dylan Panizza is optimistic ahead of Saturday’s event.
Camera IconEvent organiser Dylan Panizza is optimistic ahead of Saturday’s event. Credit: Justin Fris

Victoria Street will be a hive of activity on Saturday afternoon, with the Bunbury Street Pole Vault again set to capture the imagination of the region.

Event co-ordinator Dylan Panizza is hopeful Saturday afternoon’s showcase would provide valuable exposure for Bunbury, following on from last year’s impressive inaugural event.

“We are hoping to get some quality vision which can go viral and also provide additional tourism for Bunbury,” he said.

The event starts at 3pm, and spectators will be able to witness some of Australia’s finest athletes taking on the world’s best.

With an opportunity to set personal bests and gain form leading into an Olympic year too good to pass up, every competitor is expected to leave nothing in the tank.

One athlete to watch is Bunbury rising star Indiana West, who swept all before her at the 2019 National All-Schools Championship in Perth and will relish an opportunity to perform well in front of her family and friends.

One man who should garner plenty of attention is Finnish ace Tomas Wecksten, a perennial national champion and no stranger to our shores, while Australians Nina Kennedy and Kurtis Marschall are primed for strong showings.

City of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said he felt the concept was a big win for the city.

“On behalf of council I wish to congratulate Dylan and his team on their initiative and ability to attract high-profile athletes to Bunbury,” he said.

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