On Wednesday May 4, Red Bend Catholic College hosted the Forbes Special Sports Day. Groups of very excited athletes attended the day and relished in the time of competition and friendship. Athletes came from across the Central West, including Dubbo, Forbes, and Condobolin. Dianne Decker, a Forbes local has been organising the sports days for thirtyfive years, with Wednesday 4 May being its birthday. Mrs Decker had written to Prince Harry to invite him to the event, and whilst he unfortunately was unable to make it, there were plenty of visitors.
The sports day was held in the gymnasium at Red Bend Catholic College, with athletes cheering from the side-lines whilst their friends competed. Forbes Deputy Mayor Graeme Miller, and Deb Wheeldon, director of Teaching and
Learning at Red Bend College, judged the march, which was won by Dubbo Westhaven, with Brian Tisdale, resplendent in a kilt playing the bagpipes. A large group of friendly Red Bend Catholic College students gave up their time to be judges and recorders for the event, and a canteen supplying an assortment of foods was open.
Whilst the day was a time of competition and sports, its mainly a social day, and one which was eagerly anticipated by all who attended. Stacey from House With No Steps was excitedly waiting for the walking race and was hoping to win it! Nathan Ellison, also from House With No Steps was planning to compete in four separate races, and sat watching from the side-line, waiting for his turn. A fantastic day of sports and friendship was had by all.