Billabong Clubhouse to host Sports Gala Day

Ready to play: Staff and members of Billabong Clubhouse were getting some good practice in leading up to the inaugural Sports Gala Day. Photo: Gareth Gardner 150317

Ready to play: Staff and members of Billabong Clubhouse were getting some good practice in leading up to the inaugural Sports Gala Day. Photo: Gareth Gardner 150317

Billabong House is using sport to champion the ideas of diversity and inclusiveness as they prepare to host the inaugural Tamworth Sports Gala Day at the Sports Dome.

The day will be run in conjunction with Mental Health Sports Network and the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW, and Billabong House operations manager Michael Herden said that it is also incorporating Harmony Day as well, with everyone welcome to attend.

It’s not about culture, race or anything like that, it is just about everyone coming together for a good day out and some fun

Billabong House Operations Manager Michael Herden

“It’s not about culture, race or anything like that, it is just about everyone coming together for a good day out and some fun,” Mr Herden said.

The day will include a whole variety of sports and modified sports including basketball, tennis, cricket, soccer, netball, softball and plenty more played for all ages and skill levels.

The reaction at Billabong House has already been so great that they are in the process of putting a lawn bowls team together for regular competition.

The Sports Gala Day will kick off at 9.30am on March 21 and will include a free lunch at the Sports Dome.