Sports fest just gets better

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
VideoWA ISports multi-sports carnival - Bunbury.

More than 150 participants and as many volunteers gathered at Payne Park last week for the annual WA ISports multi-sports carnival.

The more than 300-strong crowd were led in a Zumba warm-up by Bunbury city councillor Betty McCleary to kick off proceedings before Mayor Gary Brennan officially opened the event.

“It’s another great day for ISports... it’s one of our great inclusive events we have in our great city,” he said.

“They (participants) don’t see themselves as disadvantaged, they just love playing sports, they love being together.

“All of these great volunteers that work so hard to make it possible enables this cohort of people to enjoy a great day of fellowship.”

Following their Zumba warm up, participants were treated to a round robin of AFL, cricket, soccer, golf, athletics, bocce and basketball under perfect conditions before enjoying a sausage sizzle under the autumn sun.

ISports WA vice-chairman Franco Harkins said the day was all about inclusion for people of all ages.

“It’s probably three or four months to plan this,” he said.

“But it’s all worth it when you see everyone having a good time.”

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