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Perth Junior Carnival was EPIC!

Posted: 29-Jan-2020 by Maccabi NSW

Maccabi Junior Carnival 2020 in Perth wrapped up earlier this week and it was an unbelievable week of sport, fun social events and more sport!

The WA organising committee was passionate about a return to the days of competitive State V State finals, with the week culminating in a Finals morning on  Australia Day. All those not in finals cheered fervently for their home states and the atmosphere was electric. There were plenty of sports on offer during the week including soccer, netball, basketball, futsal, beach volleyball, tennis, touch rugby, plus new popular additions  3x3 basketball, fast 5 netball and a taekwondo competition. These competitive sports were balanced with fun sporting games such as tug of war and dodge ball so that everyone could get involved.

WA also included an afternoon of All Abilities sporting activities, kindly supported by the JCA Choice Foundation. The activities included wheel chair basketball & archery, All Inclusive sport games run by Football West, and our junior soccer boys played a game with a WA state Para soccer team. Participants rotated through the activities and had a chance to do 2 of these sports - the wheel chair sports being a big favourite with everyone, especially our 2 participants in moon boots as finally a sport they could be included in! A big thank you to The Choice Foundation in NSW who sponsored this afternoon. It really was an incredible experience for the kids to see sport through the eyes of others and many commenting on this being one of the highlights of the week.  

All the evening social activities were full of energy and included the Opening Ceremony & Party, a night at  'The Simulation Centre' (indoor climbing, visual & sensory arcade games & agility activities), outdoor laser tag and silent disco, and the final Aus Day BBQ with inflatable obstacle course including a farewell disco.

This successful carnival is totally in line with the Maccabi brand of Connecting our Jewish Community through Sport and Maccabi Australia couldn’t be prouder. As is tradition, the dates of the next carnival were announced at the closing and many parents are already diarising the dates for Melbourne Carnival 2021 (14th-21st January) - save the dates now!

Mazel Tov to the WA organising team, all the state managers and local volunteers who helped throughout the week. Plus a huge thanks to the Youth Leaders who did such a great job with coaching the teams and getting everyone involved throughout the week.

Amazing photos were captued by Julie K Photography, Samara Toister and Saul Frank.

A selection of pics are below but please go to these links for lots more photos!

Junior Carnival Facebook page

Junior Carnival Instagram Page

Carnival 2020


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