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Festival of Sport 2018 - Free Event

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Enjoy free sports activities, tours, workshops and more


Looking for a fun, free event for the final weekend of the spring school holidays? The Festival of Sport will be taking place at Kardinia Park on Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of October 2018 and offers a weekend of activities and entertainment for the whole family.

The festival will feature live entertainment, tours, celebrity appearances, and over 30 'Come and Try' activations each day.

Some of the highlights will include:

Geelong Cats Tours
If you've ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of your favourite AFL team, then you won't want to miss this part of the festival. Geelong Cats will be running free 1-hour tours on the first day of the festival, starting at 10.00am, 10.30am 11.30am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm and 1.30pm.

The tours will give fans the opportunity to walk through areas such as the Brownlow Stand, gym, warm-up area, coaches box and more, and fans will also be able to have a look at heritage items and the premiership cups.

Places are limited, so make sure you book early to avoid missing out.

More information is available on the Geelong Cats website, and bookings can be made here.

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The Mik Maks
Join Drums the Panda and the Mik Maks for some live music on the main stage.

The popular children's entertainers will be performing live on Saturday at 1pm-2pm and Sunday at 11am-12pm.

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Trophy Display
Ever wanted to have your photo taken with a famous trophy? Now's your chance, with the festival offering fans a chance to see some of Australia's most famous trophies up close.

The trophies will be on display from 10am-3pm on Saturday, and will include:
Australian Open Cups (Tennis)
ICC World T20 Trophies
NRL Premiership Trophy
Hyundai A-league Championship Trophy

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Image Source: Kardinia Park Facebook Page


One Spirit African Drumming
The popular Melbourne-based group will be performing live on Sunday from 12:45pm-1:30pm.

For more information about the group, visit their website or Facebook page.

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Free Workshops
On the second day of the festival, a number of free workshops will take place on a variety of topics.

The workshops will include:

Every Step Counts (11:15am - 12pm)
This workshop will be run by Paralympic gold and silver medallist Kelly Cartwright.

Playing Like a Girl and Loving it! (12:45pm - 1:30pm)
This workshop will examine women in sport. The panel will include Deakin University Professor Chris Hickey, former international cricketer Belinda Clark, and Geelong Cats Women's Football Strategy Manager Simone Bellears.

Eat Well, Play Well (2pm-2:45pm)
Dr Dominique Condo is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian and will be running this workshop on the topic of nutrition and sport.

Bookings are not required for the workshops, so just come along on the day.

More information is available here.

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Image Source: Kardinia Park Facebook Page


Michelle Bridges Group Workout
Join Michelle for a 45-minute workout. This event will take place at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday from 10:30-11:15am.

Places are limited, and registrations open at 9:30am, so get there early to avoid missing out.

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Image Source: Kardiniapark.vic.gov.au


'Come and Try' Activities
There will also be the chance to try out over 30 sport and recreation activities, including:
Virtual Sailing
Formula 1
BMX
Segway
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Orienteering
Parkour
Basketball
Roller Derby
Tai Chi

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Image Source: Kardiniapark.vic.gov.au


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The festival will run from 10am-3pm each day, with a full schedule of events available online here.

Location and Parking:
Kardinia Park Precinct (including GMHBA Stadium) is located at 370 Moorabool St, South Geelong.

On-site parking will be available, and parking will also be available in neighbouring streets (just make sure you check for any restrictions or time limits).

For those using public transport, South Geelong station is under 500m away, and there are bus stops along Moorabool Street.

For more information on getting there, visit https://www.kardiniapark.vic.gov.au/stadium/getting-here

Food and Drink:
Food trucks will be on-site for anyone who wishes to purchase food.

There are also cafes nearby, plus a 7-Eleven at 325 Latrobe Terrace (approximately 500m north of the festival precinct).
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Why? To enjoy a free day out and try some new sporting activities
When: 10am-3pm on Saturday 6th of October - Sunday 7th of October 2018
Where: GMHBA Stadium and Kardinia Park Precinct, 370 Moorabool Street, Geelong
Cost: Free
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