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SOUTH BEACH BASKETBALL COURT OFFICIAL OPENING

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, sport, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on February 10, 2018

 

 

The official opening on Friday afternoon of the $ 195,000 Fremantle South Beach basketball court was relaxed family fun for young and old.

Several Fremantle Councillors were there, and also federal MP Josh Wilson. Also spotted was former Councillor Andrew Sullivan who played a pivotal role in getting the new court in the right location.

I have no doubt that the multi court for volleyball, futsal, basketball and netball will become a very popular new youth hub, like the Esplanade Youth Plaza.

Roel Loopers

SOUTH BEACH BASKETBALL COURT OPENING

Posted in basketball, city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on February 9, 2018

 

South Beach court

 

The official opening of the Fremantle South Beach basketball court this afternoon reminds me of my history shooting hoops with US army and airforce GIs, who were stationed en masse in Germany to keep the cold war out of the west.

I was the white dwarf among the mainly black giants, but had a huge leap that impressed, to the point that I invented the HoolaHoop, a movement where I made a 360 rotation while leaping in the air and slam dunking the ball.

Sports writers of the Nuremberg newspapers soon named it the RoelaHoop after me because no one else managed to perfect the movement.

Even OJ Simpson’s defence team used the RoelaHoop as an explanation for OJ’s erratic  behaviour, claiming that the basketball superstar had tried to perfect the RH movement literally thousands of times a week and that had caused extreme dizziness and brain damage.

That might also explain my erratic behaviour and this fictional story because I have never shot a hoop in my life. ; >)

BUT….. I am really looking forward to the grand opening between 4.30-7.30 pm today with entertainment and food trucks and the kiosk will stay open later as well.

Come shoot a hoop with our Freo Councillors, have some fun on the beautiful blue court and watch the sun set.

See you there!

Roel Loopers

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LADIES SKATE NIGHTS AT YOUTH PLAZA

Posted in city of fremantle, community, fitness, skating, Uncategorized by freoview on February 4, 2018

 

Ladies skate nights 16+

 

There will be Ladies Skate Nights for 16+ the next three Tuesday of February: 6, 13, 20.

So get your skates on all you gorgeous Freo females and head out to the Esplanade on Tuesday evening.

Roel Loopers

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SOUTH BEACH BASKETBALL COURT

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, local government, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on December 26, 2017

 

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The new Fremantle South Beach basketball, futsal and volleyball court is near completion and should open mid January.

It’s looking good and will be a great addition to the very popular beach, that also received a net against pesky stingers I was told yesterday.

Roel Loopers

SOUTH BEACH BASKETBALL COURT

Posted in city of fremantle, local government, south beach, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on November 10, 2017

 

south beach

 

The construction of a basketball court at Fremantle’s South Beach is well underway.

Already there have been complaints from people who are not aware of the community consultation and process. They just assume this happened out of the blue, but let me assure everyone that nothing at any level of government happens overnight.

Several options were discussed with the community as possible locations for the court; Wilson Park, the northern end of the car park, on the grass north of the kiosk, and the present location just to the west of the toilets.

One of the main reasons to put it there was to protect nearby residents from the noise of bouncing balls and players calling out.

The young people of Fremantle and surroundings asked for a full-size basketball court, and it has to go somewhere, and no location will be ideal for everyone.

Roel Loopers

CIRCUS WA BIG TOP BLOW UP

Posted in children, circus wa, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 23, 2017

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Bad luck for Fremantle Circus WA in their new home at Princess May Park. The big top tent blew up in the first storm of the winter season on Wednesday night and now they are doing urgent repairs on it.

Roel Loopers

YUMMY BREAKY AT FREO RIDE TO WORK

Posted in bicycles, city of fremantle, cycling, environment, health by freoview on October 12, 2016

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The Ride To Work breakfast was held at Fremantle Kings Square this morning and was appreciated by many cyclists who turned up for yummy South American baked beans and eggs, muffins and great coffee while checking out electric and cargo bikes.

Nice to see City of Fremantle CEO Phil StJohn up and about early and enjoying a hearty breaky.

Roel Loopers

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FITNESS TEST AT GORGEOUS MANNING PARK

Posted in environment, fremantle, nature, western australia by freoview on August 22, 2016

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I went bush this arvo, well kind off. I went just down the road from Fremantle to Manning Park in Spearwood. It is quite beautiful there.

I even climbed the Manning Steps, the equivalent but more scenic, to Jacobs Ladder in Kings Park. Great views but my legs are telling me I am far too old for that kind of exercise. I’ll do it again soon though to get fit for summer and my next lover, who must be lurking just around the corner. ; >).

Go and have a look! Wildlife, paper bark, a lake, nice playground for the kids, stunning coastal views to Fremantle Port and Kwinana and it’s only a ten-minute drive from Freo.

Roel Loopers

WINTER IN FREO IS ALMOST OVER

Posted in fremantle, nature, western australia by freoview on July 22, 2016

 

Blackwall Reach is one of my favourite walks in the Fremantle area. The other one is the walk from Rule Street in North Fremantle to Mosman Park just above the river.

I had a walk along the former today and sat soaking up the sun for half an hour listening to the birds. It was very quiet and I only saw three people, but on weekends there are a whole lot more and also many cyclists.

A tram from Fremantle ran through the Blackwall Reach reserve to Point Walter from 1915 to 1940. Point Walter was a very popular holiday destination for city slickers then.

I took some happy snaps along the way and am happy to announce that spring is in the air.

Roel Loopers

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HAVE FUN IN THE WINTER FESTIVAL BUBBLE

Posted in children, family, fremantle, western autralia, winter festival by freoview on July 4, 2016

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This long bubble tube at the Fremantle Winter Festival at the Esplanade is very popular with children who run and roll around inside it.

It looks like a whole lot of fun, so can we have a senior night in them as well? Only kidding!

If you haven’t been there, go and check it out. There is ice skating and a huge slide, toboggan, food and drinks and even hot chestnuts and ‘real’ snow.

Roel Loopers

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