Asics to spon­sor

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

Teach­ers, coaches and par­ents are en­cour­aged to nom­i­nate tal­ented young sports­peo­ple for the Asics Sports Awards as or­gan­is­ers call for term two nom­i­na­tions.

The over­all win­ner will re­ceive an elite spon­sor­ship pack­age with Asics, fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of ath­letes like Casey Wil­liams and Isaia Toeava.

Term two nom­i­na­tions close on June 29 and are open to chil­dren in years 7 and 8.

The awards recog­nise stu­dents who have achieved out­stand­ing re­sults or who have de­fied the odds to achieve sport­ing suc­cess.

The awards, in their third year, were started by Asics to en­cour­age young New Zealan­ders to get ac­tive and strive to achieve their sport­ing goals, Asics’ Jenny Hold­away said.

‘‘There are a num­ber of awards fo­cused on re­ward­ing stu­dents at sec­ondary school level but very few tar­geted es­pe­cially to in­ter­me­di­ate aged stu­dents. This is a cru­cial age where chil­dren are start­ing to get se­ri­ous about their sport­ing pur­suits . . . These awards are about en­cour­ag­ing and re­ward­ing these stu­dents,’’ Hold­away said.

Term two nom­i­na­tions can be made on­line at: asic­ss­port­

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