Disability sports day in November
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Mason Silby and Sophie Bold playing adapted football at last year’s sports day.