Mission Australia residents enjoy fun day at Blacktown International Sportspark
Article by Azal Khan, Blacktown Advocate
CATCHING Pokemons might be the current craze but there are some children who still enjoy some good old-fashioned fun. Youngsters living in Mission Australia and Evolve Housing properties in western Sydney were treated to a school holiday fun day at Blacktown International Sportspark last Wednesday.
“It was great to see the kids smiling and having fun,” Mission Australia’s community engagement manager Stella Jean-Louis said. Children enjoyed bubble soccer, a giant tug of war, AFL and NRL workshops and cheerleading demonstrations.
GWS Giants AFL players were there and met fans. It is the third year the event has run and was the biggest so far, with 385 visitors. Evolve Housing chief executive Andrea Galloway said: “For our residents, this will most likely be the only school holiday activity they attend.”
Mission Australia Housing owns and runs 1051 long-term social and affordable rental properties across western Sydney which provide housing for low and moderate-income households. Ms Jean-Louis said: “We try and look outside the square to focus on looking after the wellbeing of tenants and their kids.”