The Harmony Sports Carnival was held at the Australian Institute of Sport on 18 March 2017. It was great to see MLAs Rachael Stephen-Smith, Elizabeth Kikkert, ELizabeth Lee, Bec Cody and Alistair Coe attend and officially open the carnival to all the participants and their families. The Carnival saw round robin competitions held for men's and women's basketball, mixed volleyball and men's futsal.
The HSP program provides young people with an opportunity to learn new skills, enhance current skills and be physically active. It also builds strong intercultural relationships, breakdown stereotypes and build trust, respect and sense of belonging in this community of people who often experience isolation. It was great to see all of this in action on Saturday at the carnival.
MARSS is pleased to announce that the MARSS Harmony team was declared the winners in the men's basketball competition and the mixed volleyball competition. MARSS also congratulates the ANU team on their win in the futsal competition; and the Ginninderra Rats on their win in the Women Basketball competition
MARSS thanks all the participants, guests and volunteers for their involvement on Saturday.
MARSS would like to thank Peter Knaus for his contribution to the Harmony Sports Program, and wish him all the best for the future.