Members from sporting clubs around the area set up stalls and activities to encourage locals to play their game with an exciting number of youngsters heading over to the football area.
Junior players from Chullora Wolves and Greenacre Eagles took part in a small-sided football match as well as going through their paces in a number of drills.
But the focus of the day was to draw people into the game and that goal was certainly achieved.
Chullora Wolves President Peter Dennis was on hand to promote the benefits of the sport, especially for juniors, and acknowledged the growth of football.
?Football is still the biggest junior sport in the area and we have to keep it that way so we have to have a presence,? Mr Dennis said.
?If we are serious about making an impression with football, then we have to be here.
?We have handed out a stack of brochures to advertise clubs in the area.?
Players from NSW Super League side Bankstown Berries made their presence felt, offering advice to junior players throughout the day.
Bankstown Berries Director Bill Gotsis was present on the day along with first team players Michael Zezovski, Brad Gibson and Andre Givou.
The Berries contingent assisted in the day?s proceedings with small sided game setups and skills drills put on for the kids.
There was plenty on offer to attract locals to football including Sydney FC merchandise and free tickets.
The Recreation Expo is used to increase player participation and Chullora is one club that has benefited from increased awareness.
?It?s about winning the hearts of the really younger kids and fortunately we had a lot of enquiries for four-year-old?s so hopefully next year we can get them into the sport,? Mr Dennis added.
?Girls are trying the sport and as more and more try it, more get interested so it is just growing.
?Chullora is getting all the coaches accredited this year so that they feel comfortable doing what they are doing, they know what is applicable for the different age groups.?
The wheels are already in motion for next year?s expo and the attention that football received on the day is a positive for the Bankstown Association?s 2012 season.
-By Mitchell Grima