CARNIVAL OF THE CODES
On numerous occasions, the cooks river sporting alliance (CRSA) have
been asked by local schools for more affordable sporting programs and local
sporting clubs. The alliance have asked how they can increase the level of promotion
in sports participation.
With this in
mind the CRSA decided to trial a new approach where local children could come
and try all sports in the one session – and Carnival of Codes was created.
primary schools (Ashbury, Canterbury, Canterbury South and Croydon Park)
participated in the event with around 200 student from each school engaged with
six winter sports’ governing bodies to provide the relevant coaching resources
– these were the AFL, ARU, NRL, Sydney FC, Canterbury Womens Hockey and Netball
NSW. The event was held at Picken Oval in Croydon Park primarily because of the
central location and adjacent Netball courts.
was a fantastic demonstration of children’s engagement with a variety of
sports. It is a testament to the professionalism and experience of the coaches
who provided a connection between participants and local grassroots sporting
clubs, while getting kids excited about the upcoming season.
The event demonstrates a key element
of the CRSA’s mission – to further develop and strengthen the connections in
our community through grassroots sport and best of all, the kids had lots of