Despite the rain and cold weather SOSUNS athletes starred at the recent Special Olympics sports exhibition and torch run held before and during half time of the Roosters rugby league match. The Roosters Rugby League Club have recently come on board as supporters and sponsor of Special Olympics Australia and invited 1000 athletes and friends to come and watch their match, show the crowd their great sporting skills and partcipate in a half time torch run held to farewell the NSW athletes heading off to Athens for the World Games.
SOSUNS athletes skidded excitedly around the field playing soccer against Central Coast athletes. Our athletes had a great if not muddy time and the cheers from the crowd showed their appreciation of the efforts of the athletes.
At half time SOSUNS athletes excitedly gathered in the tunnel where they then ran around the oval with the torch and World Games athletes before standing proudly behind the SOSUNS banner.
Our very own SOSUNS world games representatives, Mel Eustace, Harry Langford and Andrew Mujunen were very happy to be officially presented with their Australian tracksuits. We at SOSUNS all wish them the best of luck as they play softball at the world games and also hope that they have a brilliant experience.
For daily updates on the World Games visit the Special Olympics Australia website www.specialolympics.com.au where you can subsribe to the World Games newsletter.
SOSUNS athlete Harry Langford was thrilled to recently meet Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Harry has been selected to compete at the upcoming Special Olympics World Summer Games in the softball team and was very proud to represent both SOSUNS and Special Olympics Australia as one of eight athletes to meet with the Prime Minister. Read more
Congratulations Mel, Harry and Andew who have been selected to represent Australia in the softball team at the World Games. The World Games will be held in Athens next year.
Your fellow athletes and supporters at SOSUNS are so proud of you all. You have trained and played hard. You deserve your selection not only because you are great softball players but also because you are team players!!
Well done, good luck and have a brilliant time representing your country.