The Olympic Games is always an exciting and memorable time
They are known for being the ultimate sporting competition for the world’s best athletes, bringing over 200 nations together to compete. But when you look past the literal meaning and observe the Olympic Spirit, it has a far more profound meaning. It’s a time when the world comes together to practise sport with the mutual understanding that it requires a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play – inspiring and motivating to free the world of discrimination. It incomparably unites us.
The power to inspire and unite
In the lead up to the recent 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, 10 of our Community Services Hubs banded together to bring the Olympic Spirit to Sunnyfield in the form of a ‘Sunnyfield Torch Relay’. Starting at Tamworth Hub, participants built a torch and sent it on tour around the Hubs in the New England, Tweed Heads and Hunter region, making its final journey to Allambie Heights Hub in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. When the torch reached each Hub, participants wrote an inspirational message on the flames for the next Hub to read and then took photos with it in their community, competing for the most creative photo.
“After the hard 12 months we have all been faced with, we wanted to share a bit of love and the ‘Olympic Spirit’. The main aim was for the guys to have fun, feel a part of something big – The Olympics – and be involved in planning the photos and, above all else, to have a good laugh” Margaret – Tamworth Hub Service Manager.
Expectations were certainly exceeded, with participants tracking the torches whereabouts each day and overcome with excitement when it arrived at their Hub. Another fantastic initiative developed by our Community Services team.