SOSUNS recently entered three teams comprising twenty athletes in total into the SOSUNS regional basketball competition. Run by the wonderful Carla, Anthea and volunteers, the carnival was a great success with ten teams competing. As well as Upper North Shore, athletes travelled from Port Macquarie, Central Coast, Sydney East and Roselands.
SOSUNS Challenge C team had a fantastic time competing at their first carnival and came away with a well deserved bronze medal. Challenge A/B won silver after playing much more experience Port Macquarie team in the playoffs. SOSUNS C grade team also won silver.
Athletes were justifiably very proud of the medals that they won. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this carnival possible and to Thornleigh Brickpit for hosting.
The Bocce Come and Try day held recently at North Sydney Bowling Club was a resounding success. Fifteen athletes came and enjoyed bocce training, some great and close games with family and friends followed by a delicious barbecue and drink whilst looking at the exquisite harbour view.
There was overwhelming support for SOSUNS to start up it’s own weekly bocce group in the Willoughby area.
Thank you very much to the Springett family who put so much time and effort into organising this day. Thanks the North Sydney Bowling Club for hosting us on their magnificent grounds. Finally, a big thank you to Mary Greig and her helpers for their expertise and help with coaching our new athletes and their families.
Stay tuned for further details on when we will start the bocce training.
Bocce is a fun, easy game that can be played by athletes of all ages. Often described as ‘adult marbles’ the game involves rolling a bocce ball towards a smaller ball. The player that gets their bocce ball closest wins the shot.
Come along to the come and try day and see for yourself how much fun this game is. Bring your family and enjoy a free sausage sizzle followed by some coaching and a game.
When: 1:30pm Sunday 20th September
Where: North Sydney Bowling Club, St Leonards Park, Ridge street, North Sydney
Bring: Flat soled shoes, sun protection, your smiles and your friends
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org 0416 212 199
Nathaniel and Thomas recently competed at the Special Olympics State Athletics Championships held at Sylvania Waters Athletics Field. Both athletes had a fantastic day enjoying not only their events but also the opening cermony including the lighting of the cauldron and the athlete marchpast.
SOSUNS basketball team wowed the crowd at the recent State Basketball Championships held in Newcastle. On Saturday the team of 11 athletes, some of whom have only recently started training and had never actually played a game before, won all of their matches to proceed to the grand final on Sunday.
With great excitement and lots of support from family and friends including their greatest fan Chloe the dog, the athletes set aside nerves to win 14 - 11.