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Locals meet cricket stars
Thursday, 27th September, 2012
Broken Hill cricketers taking part in the 2012 Sister City Sporting Exchange at Bankstown in outer Sydney received an unexpected bonus yesterday when they met with Australian Test superstars Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting and Brad Haddin.
The national team members were taking part in a Sheffield Shield clash between NSW and Tasmania at Bankstown Oval and the BH juniors were part of a guard of honour for the teams and also had a chance to snare an autograph with their idols.
The rare experience capped off a more productive day for the BH cricketers who were able to secure their first win of the Sister City Exchange as well, with the Year 7/8 side defeating Bankstown.
"Grabbing our first win in the cricket competition and then getting a close-up look at some of Australia's best players capped off a great day," Cricket Coordinator Denis Watts reported.
Young musicians heading to Sydney
Friday, 22nd June, 2012
City Council is sponsoring eight of the city's best young musical performers to take part in the Bankstown Cultural Exchange next week.
The program represents an extension of the Bankstown Sporting Exchange between the cities.
Council's Acting General Manager, Kate O'Neill, said she was proud of Council's involvement in the Exchange.
Sports answer Bankstown call
Wednesday, 28th December, 2011
More sports have come on board for Broken Hill’s Sister City trip to Bankstown next year.
The exchange has been running for 25 years and although the event last September in Broken Hill attracted fewer sports, organisers are working to make the next one better.
Broken Hill and Bankstown take it in turns to host the visitors in their homes and the exchange includes cultural events and visits from the respective council’s delegates.