Netball NSW participated for the first time at the Super Sikhs Cup Sports Festival on the weekend, where teams competed in a Fast5 style of netball competition.
Over 5,000 people came to Valentine Sports Park, Glenwood, NSW over the weekend, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017, to Super Sikhs Cup to participate and watch the biggest participated annual South Asian sports festival in NSW.
Netball NSW’s development team showcased the new type of Fast5 Netball over the weekend which saw participants revel in this new fun and fast style of play.
The festival engaged a record number of 800 participants over nine sports, which is an increase of 300 participants from 2016, with over 25% of the participants being female.
The nine sports that featured included Cricket, Soccer, Netball, Volleyball, Touch Footy, AFL, Kabaddi, Basketball and Athletics.
Netball NSW Community Engagement Manager Sonia Gouveia said “It was a fantastic event for Netball NSW to be involved with, we were able to introduce Fast5 netball to people who had never played before.”
“The Super Sikhs Cup involved all the community with lots of people from diverse cultures participating in the day.”
“Netball NSW were really pleased to see lots of parents encouraging their kids to try out the shooting and skills activation held during the event.”
As well as providing sports competitions the Sports Festival included a Charity Kabaddi match which initiated many retired veteran athletes to make a return to raise funds for a community project. The match was a fun spectacle and raised over $2,000 for Khalsa Aid, an international Humanitarian Aid organisation.
Alongside an increase in female participation numbers, cultural diversity was on the rise with the festivals open door participation policy, welcoming teams from all communities and heritages.
Super Sikhs Cup Sports Festival was supported by Back Space Chiropractic, Cricket NSW, Sydney Thunder, Netball NSW, AFL NSW/ACT, Volleyball NSW, Football NSW, Macquarie University, Riverstone State Office, Castle State Office, Greenway Federal Office, Blacktown City Council, Daman Purewal Photography, Sheilah Adam Photography, Jaw Trophies and Sport, Sikh Federation Australia, Gill Media, Budget Workwear and DJ AJ.