It's true blue thong throwing
THONG throwing proved to be the official Australia Day sport of Tweed Heads, with kids lining up to try their hand.
Chris Cunningham Park came alive with Australian-inspired sports – cricket, thong ball and Aussie Rules – all taking pride of place. Mad Sports were on hand to provide free entertainment for kids, with zinc face painting and parachute games.
Mad Sports worker Geoff Grey said there is no art to the Australian sport of thong throwing.
“There is no strategy, you just close your eyes and throw,” Mr Grey said.
“It's an Australian way to spend the day. Today is about enjoying yourself and enjoying this country.” Six-year-old Jack Parkhill took his Australia Day wardrobe very seriously by donning temporary tattoos and face paint.
“I get dressed up every Australia Day,” said Jack.
“The best part of Australia Day is everything; the squirt game was fun and the thong throwing.”