FUN AND GAMES: The wet weather over the weekend didn’t dampen the spirits of those who competed in the 28th annual Australian Sikh Games. Photo: Gemima Harvey
FUN AND GAMES: The wet weather over the weekend didn’t dampen the spirits of those who competed in the 28th annual Australian Sikh Games. Photo: Gemima Harvey

Sikhs in the mud shine during Games

THERE was no need to worry about the weather as there was no raining on the 28th annual Driscoll's Australian Sikh Games parade.

Thousands of people flocked to Geoff King Motors Park and other sporting centres around the Coffs Coast over the course of the weekend to create a sea of colour and action.

Organising committee secretary, Harinder Singh Sohi, said the rain on Saturday wasn't ideal but extending the hours of play on Sunday ensured all sports reached their conclusion.

"All the indoor sports like badminton and volleyball were really good," he said.

The Sikh Games volunteers were so overwhelmed by the enormous turnout that it took until yesterday morning to clean up the grounds.

While organisers were prepared for thousands of people, when they did arrive it was still overwhelming.

"People came from everywhere but they were so happy with how it went despite the rain which we couldn't do anything about," Harinder said.

"But there was tents, chairs, tables and marquees all around, everything was there to make it a happy weekend."



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