THE Maccabi Junior Carnival is heading west to Perth early next year, with preparations for the annual event starting to take shape.
With only three-and-a-half months to go until several hundred kids arrive in Western Australia, organisers Howard and Karen Steinberg have taken the reins and are planning for a successful Carnival.
“Carnivals are always great events, and the Perth ones in particular are fantastic because they’re not huge and overwhelming,” Karen told The AJN.
“We offer a different feel. We’re planning for about 300 kids in total, but the overall model for Carnival hasn’t changed.
“And the Perth kids can’t wait to embrace everyone coming across, so the kids in the east will be in for a great reception.”
Sports on the agenda include the traditional outside codes of soccer, tennis, netball and volleyball, with the new inclusion of touch rugby.
Indoor sports include basketball, futsal, beach volleyball, badminton and indoor cricket.
Meanwhile, the social program is set to take advantage of the spectacular sites that Perth has to offer, including a much-anticipated opening ceremony, a foam party, a Swan River boat cruise, a full day of excitement at Adventure World and a “Dress to Impress” closing party.
“We’ve got some great sports and social events planned for Carnival,” said Karen.
“We want to emphasis competitiveness, but you don’t have to be an elite sportsman to participate. We want all kids to get involved.”
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