A colourful day for Eden's Youth

Bright and happy: Eden Youth participated in a long awaited Youth Festival at Barclay Oval . Photo : Rachel Mounsey
Bright and happy: Eden Youth participated in a long awaited Youth Festival at Barclay Oval . Photo : Rachel Mounsey

Colour runs, bubble balls, live music and free food. What more could a teenager want? 

These were just a few of the multitude of activities featured at the Eden Youth Festival held at Barclay Street Soccer oval today, Thursday, April 11. 

The theme of the festival was 'opportunity' and there was plenty of that to go around. Youth came from all over Eden and surrounding areas to spend a day showing off their talents as well learning about what the future might hold for them. 

The action packed festival lasted for four hours and the kids managed to squeeze in enough fun to last a few weeks. 

Some chose to roll around in plastic bubble balls, some contemplated their futures visiting the' opportunity' stalls and others chose to chill out on the lawn at the main stage taking in the talent of their peers. 

Drumming up a storm : Ruby Newell from Cobargo performed with Stonewave Taiko Drumming. Photo: Rachel Mounsey

Drumming up a storm : Ruby Newell from Cobargo performed with Stonewave Taiko Drumming. Photo: Rachel Mounsey

Key organiser William Sharples said after meeting with youth from rural and regional areas at last year's Heywire summit he was inspired to see a youth festival happen in Eden. He said he was overwhelmed with how well the day went with youth attending from all over the Far South Coast.

"It's just what we needed, a day for all the youth to come together, let their hair down and see what's out there for them " 

Perfect day: Eden Youth Festival organiser William Sharples and MC Darnell Andy from Bega.

Perfect day: Eden Youth Festival organiser William Sharples and MC Darnell Andy from Bega.

Check out the gallery for snippet of some of the action.