HAS to host 2018 SportsFest at Speers Point Park in Lake Macquarie

23rd October 2018
By Bianca Smith
The Hunter Academy of Sport are hosting the annual SportsFest event, a free family fun day at Lake Macquarie’s Speers Point Park on Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

The Hunter Academy of Sport’s core objective is to identify, educate, develop and provide opportunity to the region’s most promising athletes, but each year it likes to motivate the local community to get active and take up a sport.

AFL NSW/ACT, Ten Pin Bowling NSW, Cricket NSW and many more will be on hand to give kids a try through various drills, skill development, inflatable batting cages and hitting bays. 

There will be a rock climbing wall in the park to give participants an opportunity to try one of the new sports featured at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Newcastle Jets W-league squad will also be in attendance, where the community can have a kick with their favourite players.

“This event is not only for the young at age, it’s for the young at heart,” Brett O’Farrell, chief executive officer of the Hunter Academy of Sport, said.

“I want dads, mums, brothers and sisters to come along, and enjoy themselves

“Try a sport or activity you have never done, you can smash a squash ball into a cage, you can relax with some yoga, you can jump, run, throw, and have all your efforts recorded. 

“We have the support of the state sporting organisations and local associations which is a massive draw card for this event.”

A full schedule of events will be listed on the Hunter Academy website and Facebook as the event date draws.

So what are you waiting for? Brush off that dusty glove, throw on your joggers, grab the family and come on down to Speers Point Park on October 28th for a festival unlike any you’ve seen before!

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