NSW Special Olympics teams performs well in Adelaide
The Special Olympics NSW Cricket team travelled to Adelaide to compete in the Inaugural Special Olympics Australia cricket tournament over the 9-10 February 2013.
The event included an opening ceremony on the Friday night and two games of 20/20 cricket as part of the competition. On Saturday night, the athletes did a lap of honour on the historic Adelaide Oval during the dinner break of the Ryobi Cup one-day cricket match between South Australia and Victoria.
All athletes and team supporters were accommodated together at the TAFE International Accommodation.
Special Olympics South Australia worked closely with the South Australian Cricket Association to ensure the tournament was a success and it is hoped this will become an annual competition.
The Special Olympics NSW Cricket team says it was a wonderful time for their athletes and carers. The boys performed admirably and won the bronze medal. They defeated ACT and SA, but lost narrowly to QLD and VIC and was still in the mix for gold up to the last match.
The cricket kit The Primary Club of Australia funded was well appreciated and all that used the equipment commented on the quality of this new gear. The photos below show the team in their team uniforms over the weekend.
Neville Bajzath, NSW State Development Manager, Special Olympics Australia