Festival of sports

Christ the Preist Primary School is running a sports expo. Charlie, Alana, Sophia and Michael.

By Tate Papworth

A Caroline Springs school is putting a new twist on the traditional sports day.

Christ the Priest Primary School is hosting a “sports expo”, with representatives from local clubs across 12 different sports offering information for pupils.

There will also be a practical component where those interested can try their hand at a sport.

Christ the Priest Primary School physical education and sports director Aron Lombardi said the idea was to make it easier for pupils to sign up for a sport of their choice.

Representatives from football, rugby, soccer, tennis, golf, baseball, basketball and hockey clubs will be in attendance on the day.

They’ll be joined by local cricket, athletics, netball and lawn bowls clubs and representatives from the Western Bulldogs and the newly formed A League club Western United.

“The buy-in from the clubs has been absolutely phenomenal,” Mr Lombardi said.

“The kids are really excited, but we were surprised at just how strong the interest was from local clubs.“Hopefully they all walk away with some new players.”