By Victoria Stone-Meadows
Cranbourne’s first ever Super Community Sports Open Day gave local sporting groups and interested members of the community a chance to come together over the weekend.
Sports clubs and potential future star athletes flocked to Clydesdale Square in Cranbourne on Saturday 18 March to find a perfect sporting match at the event hosted by Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre.
Sporting clubs showed off what they had to offer on the day with the Cranbourne Junior Football Club, Soccer Time Kids, Aussie Hoops, Casey Fields Tennis Centre, Lyndhurst Football and Netball Group and N Sync Dance Academy all in attendance.
Youth attendance in sport was the order of the day with young people from all over the Cranbourne and surrounding area dropping in to find their perfect sport group.
The Super Community Sports Open Day also had fun activities for big kids and kids too young to think about their future sports career just yet.
There was a range of free activities including a petting zoo, face painting, dance performances and a complimentary sausage sizzle.
Marketing manager at Cranbourne Park Maggie Harrison said the sports day was all about getting kids involved in their local sporting clubs and strengthening community ties.
“The day exceeded expectation and it was great to see so many children engaging with local sporting groups,” she said.
“We want to encourage kids to take up a sport as physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life.”