Holding a community event is a great way to bring people of similar interests together and the Welcome Sports Festival has done just that.
The free event, held on Sunday at the Welcome Sports Clubhouse in Yeronga, has provided an interactive session of family-friendly activities that allowed people to participate in local sports of the area.
The aim of the day was to get them involved and try out in sports that they’ve been interested in watching, including soccer, AFL, tennis, cricket and touch rugby.
In addition, diverse cultural music, food and activities added to the positive atmosphere for the event. Brisbane Roar FC goalkeeper Jamie Young was also in attendance as a guest speaker for everyone who attended.
As a whole, the event was designed to connect with the many communities that Queensland has to offer, including newly-arrived migrants and refugees as part of Multicultural Queensland Month.
Most importantly, it gets sporting clubs and codes the chance to meet new people and build connections so that it helps participants get engaged with their favourite sport.
By coming to this event and giving sports activities a go, no matter what the skill level, it’ll mean that people of all ages will be more inclined to join up to a local team and play for fun or competitively.
The main aspects of the Welcome Sports Festival are to improve friendships and general wellbeing through active sport participation.