Youth Week fever in Fairfield

Published Monday, 4th April 2016

A smorgasbord of fun activities are in store for young people in Fairfield as part of Youth Week 2016, which runs from Friday 8 April 2016 until Sunday 17 April 2016.

The theme of Youth Week 2016 is ‘It Starts with Us’ and it is a time for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of issues that impact on young people.

Fairfield City Council is co-ordinating a program of activities across the Local Government Area that supports these goals.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said there were many exciting activities on offer for young people throughout Youth Week.

“Fairfield’s Youth Week program is designed to provide a variety of activities throughout the week covering sports, gaming and the arts,” Mayor Carbone said. “The week culminates in Fairfield City Council’s Bring it On! Festival, which is the biggest Youth Week event in NSW. It is jam packed with entertainment, including three stages of performances all day long, rides, workshops, a career and education precinct, along with food and market stalls.

“Fairfield City Council is committed to providing increased opportunities for its community, including more activities for youth. This is one of Council’s priorities, which was established by Fairfield residents.”

Fairfield City Council is also involved in the NSW Youth Week launch at Parliament House on Wednesday 6 April.

“We have been recognised for our outstanding volunteer achievements in Youth Week events and we have been selected to take some young representatives to the launch to facilitate workshops and feature on a panel discussion,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Thank you to our community partners who are hosting many of these Youth Week events. Without such community input the Youth Week program would not be what it is today.”

Events that are part of the 2016 Youth Week program are delivered in partnership with Invincible Worldwide, Newleaf Communities, Youth off the Streets, DayStar Foundation, Core Community Services, Woodville Alliance, STARTTS, Community First Step, Ted Noffs Street University, The Parks Network Inc plus the many partners involved with the Bring it On! Festival.

Youth Week activities in Fairfield

Further information about these events is listed on the official NSW Youth Week web site: www.youthweek.nsw.gov.au/events

Sunday 10 April: The Invincible Experience (Invincible Worldwide HQ, 2pm–6pm)

The Invincible Experience is a transformational physical and mindset training program that that will help young people build physical strength, unlock skills, and gain mental clarity. It will also help develop focus, flow and peak performance strategies to help young people become the best they can be! Hosted by Invincible Worldwide. Contact: admin@invincibleworldwide.com

Monday 11–Thurs 14 April: Basketball workshops and competitions (Fairfield Youth and Community Centre, 3pm–6pm)

Basketball and netball clinics and competitions will be held at Fairfield Youth and Community Centre. Hosted by Community First Step Phone: 97274333

Monday 11 April: Game Space (Whitlam Library, Cabramatta, 1pm–4.30pm)

Game Space is a place for young people to gather and socialise over video games in casual as well as competitive formats. Hosted by Fairfield Youth Advisory Committee and Fairfield City Libraries. Phone: 9725 0365

Tuesday 12 April: Dance to Expressm Not Impress (Various locations, from 11am)

Dance to Express is a dance video appealing to young creatives such as videographers, dancers, audio engineers, directors, choreographers and more. Hosted by Ted Noffs Street University. Contact: 8785 8000 for more information.

Thursday 14 April: Beautify and Beyond (Wetherill Park Library, 11am–1pm)

Beautify and Beyond is an opportunity to discover the secrets of inner and outer beauty in a personalised workshop for young adults. Hosted by Fairfield City Open Libraries. Phone: 9725 0365.

Thursday 14 April: It Starts With Us, Bonnyrigg Youth Event (Newleaf Park, Bonnyrigg, 10am–2pm)

This is a free event for young people featuring sports, air brush tattoos, free food, laser Tag, music, PlayStation Games Truck, bubble soccer, plenty of giveaways, and much more. Hosted by Newleaf Communities, Bonnyrigg Youth Council, Youth off the Streets, Woodville Alliance, Core Community Services and Daystar Foundation. Phone: 1300 137 265.

Friday 15 April: Score 4 Peace Multicultural Soccer Tournament (Ultimate Soccer, Fairfield 1pm–5pm) A fun and friendly multicultural soccer tournament. Hosted by STARTTS. Phone: 9724 5038.

Sunday 17 April: Bring it On! Festival (Fairfield Showground, 10.30am–7.30pm) 

The Bring it On! Festival is jam packed with entertainment, including three stages of performances all day, rides, workshops, a career and education precinct, along with food and market stalls. Bring It On! Festival is a free, all ages, drug and alcohol-free event hosted by Fairfield City Council. Visit www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/bringiton, Facebook at www.facebook.com/bringitonfest and Twitter @bringitonfest for more information.

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Media enquiries: Roxanne Martinenko, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone: 9725 0166
Email: fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au