Action Sports Games a good test for new-look Koombana

South Western Times

Bunbury is set to host another big event in 2018, with the Action Sports Games to take place at Koombana Bay in March.

After taking place in Mandurah for the past four years, the games, which include wakeboarding, freestyle motocross, skateboarding, BMX and scooter displays, will head to the South West from March 3 to 5.

Australia’s best action sports stars will compete for a whopping $22,000 in prize money.

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said he was excited that a high calibre event such as the Action Sports Games would be held in Bunbury.

“Events that bring such a diverse mix of sports and activities to our city are important for the social and economic fabric of our community,” he said.

“Bunbury is rapidly becoming a location of choice for major events, which has been a major focus for the city, and we are sure everyone will welcome the competitors and spectators with open arms.”

One of the highlights of the games will be the wakeboard tournament, which is sanctioned by Waterski and Wakeboard Australia and is set to attract world-class athletes.

Games director Tim Thirsk said funding through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Scheme and the Bunbury City Council helped the event.

“Healthway, with support from the Local Drug Action Group, have also confirmed their involvement by taking up sponsorship for the naming rights,” he said.

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