Dis­abil­ity sports day in Novem­ber

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The Saint Kentigern Hal­berg Ju­nior Dis­abil­ity Sports Day is back.

Held on Novem­ber 17 at Saint Kentigern Boys’ School in Re­muera, the an­nual event is ex­pected to draw close to 100 stu­dents from around Auck­land.

Hal­berg Dis­abil­ity sport ad­viser Maia Lewis says in­ter­ested par­tic­i­pants can now reg­is­ter by con­tact­ing them.

‘‘The day is a great op­por­tu­nity for phys­i­cally dis­abled and vis­ually im­paired year 1 to 8 Auck­land stu­dents to try a new sport, com­pete and have fun,’’ Lewis says.

‘‘Events like this have a pos­i­tive and mean­ing­ful im­pact on par­tic­i­pants from build­ing con­fi­dence and spark­ing a pas­sion for a new sport.’’

A to­tal of 12 sports will be on of­fer for stu­dents to try in­clud­ing foot­ball, boc­cia and ta­ble ten­nis.

This year marks the sixth edi­tion the Hal­berg Dis­abil­ity Sport Foun­da­tion has part­nered with Saint Kentigern Boys’ School for the day.

Com­pet­ing at the event also sets young ath­letes on a path to­wards rep­re­sent­ing Team Auck­land at the Hal­berg Ju­nior Dis­abil­ity Games.

This is a na­tional, three-day sports com­pe­ti­tion for phys­i­cally dis­abled young peo­ple in Auck­land in Oc­to­ber 2017.

Con­tact Hal­berg Dis­abil­ity sport ad­viser Mar­cus Lau­rie on 579 9931 or email mar­cus@hal­berg.co.nz to reg­is­ter.

Ma­son Silby and So­phie Bold play­ing adapted foot­ball at last year’s sports day.

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