Youth Week brings out huge talent



GREG Jones may be an adult, but he is not too old to enjoy National National Youth Week which kicked off on the weekend.

The police sergeant and branch manager for PCYC said he was amazed at the talent of Rockhampton's young people.

"It's all about having a good time and celebrating our youth,'' he said.

"And we have had great support from the local businesses.'' At the weekend the Police Citizens Youth Club held an events day.

BMX and Skateboard competitions along with a basketball shoot -out were a few of the activities on hand.

Sgt Jones said the event was well attended and included nearly 100 entrants.

"We had no judges in the competitions,'' he said.

"The kids judged themselves.''

He also said spectators really got involved in the drama of each competition.

"They would egg each other on from the sidelines,'' he said.

"The kids really enjoyed it.''

But he said Youth Week has become something many different organisations now take part in.

On April 8 Rockhampton City Council will hold its annual Rockfest concert at the Music Bowl.

The concert is free and will headline the popular band Kisschasy with five local bands in support.



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