It has been 10 years since STARS was created to activate the community with positive experiences like fun games, high 5’s, hugs and smiles. The concept was simple with the idea “A smile costs nothing but gives a lot,” Andrew Hill, Tennis and Sports Coach said. “The idea came from working with Lleyton Hewitt and watching the inspiration he gave to the fans. I created my own SportsSTARS to share the energy through numerous sports.”
The STARS originally focused on getting kids healthy, active and energised with community games and holiday fun activities. The energy grew to teens, adults and keen-agers (older and active) who wanted to be part of the FUN. STARS bring out the BIG KID in everyone. Andrew won the “Ryde Citizen of the Year” in 2007 for the efforts with STARS and has continued with local, regional and national awards.
An idea does not happen on its own and a big thank you goes to the positive communities: Sydney Olympic Park, Local Links ( Ministers, Councils, Business Forum, Shops and Primary and High Schools), plus Families all over Sydney. The STARS have visited Singapore and China where smiles were shared as an international language. Our role models have been Roseanne Gallo (SingingSTAR) and local Sports Coaches who fly the STARS flag and visit schools to improve skills so kids can be more active and play more games.
Teens were essential to the plan with over 1500 students becoming STARS Leaders from High School Work Experience and University Internships. The idea is to activate local students for local events with Sports and Event Management, Web and Media opportunities. The STARS website is a portfolio of their achievements with work opportunities at local events.
STARS activates the community with FUN and has something for everyone with visits at events all over Sydney. “Catch the STARS, be on STARStv” is the catch phrase with people taking selfies at different locations and showcasing Sydney at its best.
Come and join the FREE Fun Weekend on 4th and 5th July at STARS Centre Marsfield – Come and Try STARS – Tennis, Table Tennis and Multi Sports.
Visit the STARS and have a go at Sports, Singing, Dancing and more. Grab a photo and be on STARStv.
You can text or call on 044-7827788 – 044-STARStv or search for STARStv and join us at the next FREE holiday events – Kids in the Park on STARS News.