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Bunbury to host WA beach games event

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Bunbury deputy mayor Jaysen Miguel is shown some skills by Bunbury Volley Ball Association vice-president Warren McVittie.
Camera IconBunbury deputy mayor Jaysen Miguel is shown some skills by Bunbury Volley Ball Association vice-president Warren McVittie. Credit: Mitchell Woodcock / South Western Times

Bunbury Deputy Mayor Jaysen Miguel is excited Bunbury is hosting Western Australia’s Australian Beach Games.

The soon-to-be revamped Koombana Bay foreshore will be one of five locations across Australia to host the annual event, which will take place from February 9 to 11.

Mr Miguel said the games would attract people from around WA to the city.

“It is going to be a fantastic opportunity to showcase what we have,” he said.

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“For those not competing there is going to be food trucks and live music. It is going to have a great atmosphere.”

Mr Miguel said he was happy to support any events that came to Bunbury, but admitted this was “right up my alley”.

A total of 12 sports will be played at the event, including three-on-three basketball, beach handball, volleyball and a triathlon.

Bunbury will host the championships for the next three years, bringing both economic and social benefits.

Bunbury Volleyball Association vice-president Warren McVittee said having volleyball as part of the games was “valuable” for the promotion of the sport.

“It is all about trying to get more participating going, so to have people coming down to participate and come to watch is what we are all about,” he said.

Mr McVittee is excited about the new volleyball facilities at Koombana Bay foreshore.

“It is going to be great down here,” he said.

“It has absolutely changed. It is going to be great week-in, week-out,” he said.

For more information about the games go to www.australianbeachgames.com.au.

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