New fitness challenge coming to youth festival

Published Friday, 9th February 2018

Fairfield Warrior's peg board

Bring It On! Festival, Fairfield City Council’s free award-winning youth music, sporting and arts festival, returns to Fairfield Showground in April with an all-new lead attraction.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said Fairfield Warrior was an exciting new obstacle challenge that allows competitors to test their strength.

“Fairfield Warrior promotes the importance of health and fitness to our City’s young people and brings an exciting new form of entertainment to Bring It On! Festival,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Selected competitors will test their strength and stamina in an all-new custom built obstacle course competition, which features nine obstacle zones including suspended ropes and a crash pool.”

“Fairfield Warrior includes cash prizes and will feature an Open competition for people aged 12 and over, as well as a competition for local high schools.”

The individual winner of the Open competition will become the inaugural Fairfield Warrior and win $1,000 in both male and female categories. Local high school students can be nominated for the Schools competition to win a cash prize of $500 for best male and female, along with $500 for their school.

“Council is committed to engaging our community with exciting opportunities like Fairfield Warrior and encouraging them to have fun and keep active,” Mayor Carbone said.

“In addition to Fairfield Warrior, an inflatable all-ages obstacle course will provide plenty of free interactive entertainment for families and include fun competitions with great prizes.”

“A DJ will entertain the crowd, while outdoor and ‘chill’ stages will feature bands, musicians and other performances throughout the day.”

“To top it off, there will be awesome food trucks plus many rides, sports, yard games, a photo booth, air-brush tattooing, youth services stalls, giveaways and more.”

The new attraction adds to Council’s continued advocacy and service provision for the Fairfield City community’s health and fitness needs.

“Council continues to invest in facilities and services that provide opportunities for people to keep active, including outdoor fitness equipment and exercise classes, our leisure centres, sportsfields, parks and cycleways,” Mayor Carbone said.

“In recent years we have opened all-new facilities across our City which encourage people of all ages and abilities to get outside and have fun whilst keeping healthy and active.”

“This includes our award-winning Fairfield Youth and Community Centre and neighbouring Fairfield Adventure Park and Obstacle Course, as well as Aquatopia at Prairiewood Leisure Centre, outdoor fitness and playground equipment for families to enjoy.”  

“I encourage our City’s young people and local schools to get involved in Fairfield Warrior, showcasing their agility, stamina and team or school spirit.”

“Whether you’re successfully chosen as a competitor or not, Fairfield Obstacle Course, our leisure centres and other park facilities are the perfect destination for people to put their fitness to the test.”

Please visit www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/BringItOn for information and to upload your Fairfield Warrior competitor application video. To keep up to date with the latest Bring It On! Festival information, follow the #BringItOnfest crew on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Bring It On! Festival will be held at Fairfield Showground on Sunday 15 April, 10.30am-7.30pm, and kicks off Council’s NSW Youth Week program, and is one of the largest youth events in NSW.

Free transport will be provided between Bring It On! Festival and Fairfield, Cabramatta and Canley Vale rail stations all day long. The event is drug and alcohol-free.