On Thursday 6 October, we held a touch footy competition at Coral Sea Park in Maroubra. The day was hosted by South East Sydney Outreach.
The competition was made up of three teams and was comprised of young people and youth workers from several of our services including South East Sydney, Bankstown and Griffith Outreaches as well as Campbelltown Aboriginal Services.
The teams were split into: Griffith, Campbelltown (plus half of South East Sydney) and Bankstown (plus the other half of South East Sydney).
The games started at 9:00am and were a round-robin series ensuring each team played the others at least once.
A BBQ was provided on the day; as well as plenty of cool water to escape the 28 degree heat. The sweltering sun certainly played its part in tiring out our attendees however the Bankstown team pushed through the heat to take the victory and bring home the coveted Youth Off The Streets Touch Football Trophy.
Our youth workers and program managers ran a very successful event that provided a great opportunity for young people from across New South Wales to meet up, exercise and have fun.
Special thanks to Souths Cares, who provided the inflatable pass the ball (pictured) and to former NRL star, Beau Champion who came down to play a few games with the kids on the day.
The activities we run during the school holidays are pivotal in providing our young people with meaningful events that help them build friendships and connect with their community.
It is great to see our outreaches coming together for some friendly competition, especially those who made the trek out from Griffith to Maroubra. Congratulations again to the South East Sydney team for making the day a great success!