Youth Week - Latrobe Street Games

The Big Sports Day pop-up event was a Youth Week celebration hosted by GippSport Streetgames along with event partners YSAS, Headspace, Quantum, Optus, Latrobe Youth Space, Save the Children, CMY, Whitelion, Mid Valley Shopping Centre, and Latrobe City Council. The event was held on Thursday July 1, at Midvalley Shopping Centre and ran from 3pm to 5pm consisting of a range of different sport activities. The event was funded by Latrobe City Council and the Victorian Government’s (Community Activation and Social Isolation (CASI) funding.

2021 Latrobe Street Games - Big Billiards

The activities included an inflatable soccer pitch, inflatable soccer dart board, big connect 4, big billiards plus many more sporting activities.

Covid marshals were put in place to maintain covid protocols such as QR check ins, equipment was sanitised and wiped down after use and participants were making sure to sanitize their hands before and after activities.

The event was very successful engaging over 150 participants from multicultural backgrounds across all ages including parents. The participants were engaged in all the activities provided, rotating around the area, enjoying themselves with smiles on their faces and socialising with new and familiar faces making friends while being active.

BMX jump

The participants thoroughly enjoyed the games especially the inflatable soccer pitch along with kicking velcro soccer balls at the inflatable dart board to try and hit the 50 points in the centre. The participants found a good variety of engaging sports and games that kept them entertained and having fun.

Photos were taken throughout the duration of the event to capture such a successful event, and show bags were given out at both the entrance and exits.

Latrobe Streetgames delivered a Skate Park Competition in Morwell on Sun July 11, as part of Youth Week. It was the first comp back since September 2019 so it was very well received by the community.

It was a foggy start to the morning however by late morning, the fog had cleared and it turned out to be a nice sunny day.

We had lots of participation from skaters around Gippsland. It was great to see everyone come together, show off skills and help each other and cheer on each other. We're seeing a new generation of riders with parents supporting their kids to become part of the skate community.

Riders of all ages and skill levels were encouraged to enter the competition with categories in skate, scoot and BMX. We even had a roller skater join in the competition.

Skate Park Competitions are a great way to bring the community together and help build and maintain our positive skate culture. 

Street Games Participants

Congratulations to the following category winners:

ClassSkateScootBMXRoller skate
Under 12s 1st Louis
2nd Lockie
3rd Huxley
1st Lockie
2nd Louis
3rd Caleb
1st Jake
2nd Annabelle
3rd Caleb
Under 16s 1st Lincoln
2nd Brodie
3rd Justine
Open 1st Tommy
2nd Hayden
3rd Caleb
1st Brodie
2nd Jack
3rd Andy
1st Isabella
2021 Street Games - Crew