Frame basketball shirt, photographs and medal, James B Connolly Games

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KEA
Unknown
Production date
2008
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Production date
2008
Description
Framed City of Casey 2008 Connolly games basketball shirt with the number "20". Connolly Games 2008 medal, and photograph of City of Casey Connolly Games athletes.

City of Casey logo in the upper proper right of shirt, with the text "City of/ Casey/ 2008 CONNOLLY GAMES/ SPRINGFIELD, OHIO, U.S.A.".
Text on label of shirt reads "KEA/ S/ kea-sports.com". Text on medal reads "America/ Australia/ Connolly/ Games/ 2008".

Text panel in the lower right reads " City of/ Casey/ 2008 James B Connolly Games/ Sister City Sporting and Cultural Exchange/ Springfield, Ohio, USA".

Text in lower left reads "2008 James B Connolly Games Contingent Members/ Back Row (Left to Right): Stephanie Valena, Kevin McKenzie, Chris McLaren, Matt Bridge, Brad Starkey, James Goodwin/ Johnathan Windsor, Mark Starkey, Brent Russell, Paul Morello/ Middle Row (Left to Right): Jasmine Pickford, Jade Jackson, Jo McLaren, Kate McLaren, Lorraine Goodwin,/ Melissa McKenzie, Cr Wayne Smith, Lisa Speirs/ Seated (Left to Right): Brenton McLeod, Adam D'Arcy, David Corbett, Jay Broadhurst, Lewisham Alphonso, Aaron Werry,/ Front Row (Left to Right): David Goodwin, Sarah Van Der Linde, Jenni Sellers, Rhys Goodwin, Drisana Krull, Shirley Anthony,/ Right Side Top: Kay Morland, Cr Mick Morland, Right Side Bottom: Chloe Bennett,/ Absent: Courtney Collins"

The Connolly Games, held in Springfield, Ohio and the Edwin Flack Games, held in Casey, were reciprocal sporting and cultural exchange programs with Casey’s sister city, Springfield, Ohio USA. The exchange first began in 2000 when a contingent from Springfield, Ohio visited the City of Casey to participate in the inaugural Edwin Flack Games. These Games also saw contingents from Casey’s UK sister city, Berwick-up-Tweed, and Greek sister city, Ioannina. Since then, a further three exchanges between the Casey and Springfield have given participants the opportunity to be closely involved with their sister city community. Competitors were young non-professional athletes aged 16 to 18 years however these exchanges involved all age groups in roles such as officials, coaches and support personnel.

In 2004 Casey sent a contingent of 89 over to Springfield to participate in the 2004 Connolly Games. Six sports were contested being athletics, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer, golf and tennis. In 2008, an 18 day exchange to Springfield saw 34 young Casey athletes and support personnel travelled to the USA to participate in the second Connolly Games in basketball and soccer.
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KEA: Manufacturer
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Media/Materials description
polyester, metal, colour photograph
Measurements
4.4 cm diameter (medal), 74.0 x 52.0 cm (shirt), 13.0 x 29.9 cm (photographs), 127.0 x 72.0 x 5.0 cm (frame)
Signature & date
No marks or inscriptions.
Photography credit (first image)
Photograph: Viki Petherbridge
System ID
771

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