The Gold Coast will host an Olympics of sorts today.
Teams from the City’s Youth School Holiday program will converge on neutral territory for a friendly battle in the Youth Hub Olympics at Nerang Velodrome.
Three teams of 12-17 year olds will represent the Palm Beach, Runaway Bay and Upper Coomera Youth Centres at the event.
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Community and Cultural Development Chairperson Councillor Bob LaCastra said the Youth Hub Olympics was another way the City was building connected communities.
“This is part of our ongoing commitment to provide opportunities for young people to engage in positive activities and services through our Community Centres,” Cr LaCastra said.
“Whether it’s surfing and skating workshops or craft and drama, an average of around 40 – 50 people are participating in a range of different activities run through our Youth Centres each day during school holidays.”
The Youth Hub Olympics will kick of with a Hub Parade showcasing each group’s colours and war cries at 10.15am, before ten-time world champion Nathan Corbett puts the teams through their paces in a Muay Thai Master Class.
Each youth hub will then have a 30 minute AFL session with the Gold Coast Suns. Teams will go head to head in a series of novelty races following a BBQ lunch.
Prizes to be awarded at the end of the day will include best dressed, best war cry, best cheerleading and best sports person.