Basketball WA- Everyone‘s Game Carnival
The City to Surf wasn’t the only exciting event to take place on Sunday 26 August, the WA Basketball centre also hosted this years ‘Everyone’s Game Basketball Carnival’, which caters for Intellectually Disabled people and acts as a fantastic competition outlet for all community groups.
This Everyone’s Game carnival is the third event to be held this year and was a great success, with over 100 participants competing in the event and many parents and spectators supporting on the side lines! The event was held in high spirit and it is fantastic to see how the standard of basketball and the competencies of the players have increased greatly over the year, which is helped by the incentive and competitive atmosphere of these carnivals.
There was a new team entry to the carnival from Rockingham community group, the players were not intimidated by the more experienced teams and each of their matches was well fought and very close and eventually their hard work paid off by claiming a close 4 point win over ROADS B.
The Division A teams treated spectators to some competitive basketball, with some great 3 pointers from both the West Rise & ROADS teams. Congratulations to Mirabooka Special Olympics who won Division B and to West Rise B who came top of Division A.
The highlight of the event was the appearance of Wildcats power forward Jeremiah Trueman, who coached the All Star team to a 6 point win over the coaches!
Basketball WA would like to thank Inclusion WA and all the community groups for all their efforts and support. The date for the next Everyone’s Game Carnival is Sunday 2 December and will be held at Loftus Recreation Centre, Leederville.
For anyone wishing to find out more information or to assist with these carnivals, please contact Zoe Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 62720750