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Super summer of sport bound for Wodonga

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The ball is in Wodonga’s court with the city to host several major sporting events in January.

With tennis, basketball as well as the Deaf Games on the agenda, Wodonga is set to see an influx of players, officials and families into the city.

More than 300 players from the region will hit Wodonga Tennis Centre from January 5 to 7 for the Inter-regional Country Tennis Championships.

Then the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup will be played at Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre as well as Lauren Jackson Stadium in Albury from January 16 to 20.

There will be more than 800 players from Australia and New Zealand taking part as well as officials, family and friends.

Wodonga will round out the month playing host to the Australian Deaf Games from January 20 to 27.

There will be more than 16 sports played at various venues around Albury and Wodonga.

The Australian Deaf Games is the pinnacle multi-sport event for Deaf people in Australia involving more than 1000 competitors and participants from all over Australia, some neighbouring Pacific nations and, potentially, one or two other overseas countries.

All athletes, most officials and the majority of visitors are deaf or hard of hearing.

The Games gives deaf and hard of hearing people an opportunity to be exposed to a national competition format that promotes the development of deaf sport.

A variety of sports will be played, including cricket, basketball, netball, athletics, tennis and golf.


Last updated: 19-12-2017

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