The UWA Sport Kids Holiday Programs are fun and exciting multi-sport day camps for children aged 4–12 that are run by an experienced team of enthusiastic and friendly leaders.
The recent program ran across the summer holidays, with one week from 18 - 22 December, and the remaining three weeks from 8 - 25 January.
Children were introduced to a wide range of sports and activities across the four days, with an emphasis on safety, fun, and the opportunity to engage in non-traditional sports.
There were many highlights across the program, which involved a variety of special guests offering children a unique chance to learn from experts in their field.
Tuko Maia returned to the program to give children a taste of fencing. The Maitre d’Armes (Master Fencing Coach) for the International Fencing Federation was recently appointed to the Rio Olympics event test team where he was responsible for overseeing the preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Tuko provided the children with the chance to learn in a safe environment that took them beyond traditional sports and into the world of fencing.
The UWA Judo Club made several appearances across the program, much to the excitement of the kids. The club is one of the topped ranked in Australia, with plenty of expertise to pass along to the children.
For all the little Scorchers fans, there was plenty to smile about, with clinics run by both the UWA Cricket Club and Perth Scorchers. In the final week, 2017 Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year and Perth Scorcher Hilton Cartwright made an appearance, signing caps and showing his technique.
Program Coordinator Pia Chaffey was pleased with success of the program. "This summer program has been a huge success with a record number of families and new sporting ventures involved.
It was wonderful to see so many new and returning faces come together, making friends and participating across a wide range of sports.
Making sure kids are active and having a great experience in sport is so important to UWA Sport and myself, which is why I’m striving to make 2018 an even better experience for all those involved.”
Children can now look forward to the next school holidays with the Autumn program running from 16 - 27 April.
Graduate Officer, UWA Sport Marketing, Communication and Events