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Night Sports Conclude

Published on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 at 9:21:14 AM

The first Shire of Merredin Night Sports program concluded on Friday, 28 August 2020. For six weeks the members of the youth of Merredin attended sporting sessions every Friday night, where they had a great time learning skills, playing sports, and making new friends. On average, each session of Night Sports drew a crowd of 35 – 45 youth between the ages of 10 – 18.

A range of sports were played over the duration of the program including Basketball, Netball, Football, Soccer and Boxing. The coaches for each of the sports were Merredin locals, with heavy participation within the local football, basketball, and netball clubs. The regular attendees of the workshops loved seeing the coaches out and about in the town and during sporting events on the weekend.

As well as playing sport for the past six weeks, the youth also engaged in life skills workshops which were educational, fun, and interactive. Many of the local organisations such as the police, volunteer fire department, youth officers, schoolteachers and athletes gave presentations that were both insightful and engaging for the youth. The topics included alcohol abuse, mental and physical health, lighting fires, athlete journeys, sexting and online grooming. The workshops were a great aid in developing the youths’ knowledge and learning.

The next six-week block of night sports return to Merredin from Friday, 16 October 2020, with similar sports and new workshop topics. We hope to see many new and familiar faces for fun filled Friday night activities. 

If you would like more information about the next six week block of Night Sports, contact Darcie at the Shire on (08) 9041 1611.




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