Published on: Aug 07 2018 | Author: Zac Milbank |

Woodville-West Torrens is aiming for a crowd in excess of 5000 when it hosts Adelaide at its annual Community Carnival Day at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval on Sunday August 12.

As the Eagles continue their pursuit of the Macca’s League minor premiership against the Crows, an exciting atmosphere is expected as 78 teams from 26 junior clubs participate in a SANFL Juniors Lightning Carnival from 8.40am.

Eagles Community Carnival Co-ordinator Phil Herden said the event was tailored to boys and girls of all ages considering there will be a multitude of different activities on the day, including the introduction of a rock climbing wall as well as face painting and a jumping castle.

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For the first time, three country teams will take part in the carnival with Kadina, Mintaro-Manoora and Eudunda Roberstown all representing the Eagles regional recruiting zone.

The popularity of Australian Football amongst females is also reflected in a significant increase in girls teams, with 16 competing this year in the Under-10 division compared with seven in 2017.

Proudly supported by the City of Charles Sturt, the Carnival has become a popular annual event since 2010, attracting the involvement of other sporting and community groups in the Woodville-West Torrens region.

The Macca’s League match – starting at 2.10pm – will also be broadcast on radio station 107.9 Life FM, with the contest also telecast on the SANFL Digital Pass.